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CAMERON CARPENTER – at BACH in Open Air, Leipzig


CAMERON CARPENTER

Star organist

– at BACH Open Air, Leipzig

By Henning Høholt, fotos and Text

Cameron Carpenter in BACH Open Air, Leipzig, foto Henning Høholt

Cameron Carpenter in BACH Open Air, Leipzig, foto Henning Høholt

 

 

 

 

 

LEIPZIG/GERMANY: After the opening concert 9. June at ST. Thomas Church the “Show” continued with CAMERON CARPENTER in the second of a seria of Bach Open Air concerts, which is going on for the first weekend of the festival at the MARKET place nearly in front of St. Thomas Church.

It is fantastic too see a square full of young and old audience, enjoying a series – pop star like organist playing demanding large organ concertos, fugues, and a lot other pieces by Bach and other composers, where the feeling is like you are present for a rock concert, but the basic is in fact classical organ music by Johan Sebastian Bach. This is an idea to follow up by many other festivals in the world. There only problem is that they are not the city of Johann Sebastian Bach – LEIPZIG.

Bach Open Air, with Cameron Carpenter receiving applause in front.

Bach Open Air, with Cameron Carpenter receiving applause in front.

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