University of Tampa to host organist Mardirosian

Haig Mardirosian has been a concert organist for 50 years.
Haig Mardirosian has been a concert organist for 50 years. | shutterstock
The University of Tampa will host organist Haig Mardirosian on Sunday, Nov. 13, to perform as part of the university's PNC Bank Concert Artist Series.

This performance will mark Mardirosian's 50th year as a recitalist.

Mardirosian began his career as a recitalist on Nov. 13, 1966, playing his first concert in Baltimore, Maryland.During his career as a musician, he has performed hundreds of recitals, concertos and collaborative concerts. He has played at international festivals across Europe and has performed as a dedicatory recitalist for new instruments.

He has received worldwide critical acclaim for his performances. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle stated that Mardirosian has “outstanding musicianship and virtuosity. He admirably expressed color, motion and human perspective in musical terms.”

The American Record Guide described his recorded work by saying, “in our present day and age, much more such splendid organ playing is needed.”

The concert will feature guest musicians, including violinist Lucas Guideri and a women's choir conducted by Rodney Shoes that will feature music by Jeanne Demessieux, J.S. Bach, Maurice Durufle, John Ireland and Sigfrid Karg-Elert.

The concert will begin at 2 p.m. It is free and open to the public.

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