Great Organ Music at Yale | Peter Richard Conte

Event time: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Woolsey Hall (WOOL) See map
500 College St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

with Andrew Ennis, flugelhorn


Scherzo, from Sonata VIII by Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

Mondscheinmusik, from Capriccio Richard Strauss (1864-1949) transcribed by PRC

Nessun Dorma, from Turandot by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
transcribed for Flugelhorn & Organ by AJE with Andrew Ennis, flugelhorn

Symphonie-Passion, opus 23 by Marcel Dupré (1886-1971)


Wotan’s Farewell and Magic Fire Music (from Die Walküre)  by Richard Wagner (1813-1883) transcribed by Edwin Lemare, edited PRC

From The Pines of Rome by Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936) transcribed for Organ Duet by AJE

Cockaigne Overture ‘In London Town’ by Sir Edward Elgar (1857-1934) transcribed by PRC


Peter Richard Conte is celebrating his 25th year as Wanamaker Grand Court Organist. He is only the fourth person to hold that title since the organ first played in 1911. He performs concerts twice daily, six days each week, on the largest fully-functioning musical instrument in the world. Mr. Conte is also Principal Organist of Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA, and, since 1991, has served as Choirmaster and Organist of Saint Clement’s Church, Philadelphia, where he directs a professional choir in an extensive music program catering to the Anglo-Catholic tradition. Mr. Conte performs extensively throughout the United States and Canada under the management of Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, and has appeared as a featured artist at American Guild of Organists’ National and Regional Conventions. He has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, and with numerous orchestras around the country. Peter Richard Conte is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Organ at Rider University’s Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, where he teaches Organ Improvisation. (From the Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists Website)

Andrew Ennis has quickly gained wide recognition throughout Philadelphia and the East Coast as a trumpeter, flugelhornist, organist, music educator, and church musician. He is a graduate of Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in instrumental music education, specializing in trumpet. He is currently band director and music teacher at Upper Pittsgrove School in Monroeville, NJ and organist at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Camden, NJ. In addition to his instrumental work, Mr. Ennis is also a well-trained organist and music arranger and creates new symphonic-scale organ duets (such as Respighi’s Pines of Rome) for his performances with Peter Richard Conte at the Wanamaker organ and abroad. 

Open to: 
General Public