Free concert this Thursday at 12:15 pm at Morristown United Methodist Church, 50 S Park Pl, Morristown, NJ
Eric Plutz, Organist at Princeton University Chapel, will present a 30-minute recital featuring seasonal favorites. A light luncheon is available for purchase 11:30-1:30 pm ($7 adults/$6 seniors & students).
Eric Plutz is University Organist at Princeton University. There his responsibilities include playing for weekly services at the Chapel, Academic Ceremonies, solo concerts and accompanying the Chapel Choir in services and concerts. He also coordinates the weekly After Noon Concert Series at the University Chapel. In addition, Mr. Plutz is rehearsal accompanist for the Westminster Symphonic Choir at Westminster Choir College of Rider University in Princeton, NJ.
Mr. Plutz, acclaimed as “an intrepid player” by James Hildreth (The American Organist), has made two solo organ CD recordings on the E. M. Skinner/Mander organ at Princeton University Chapel. On the first, titledMusique Héroïque, the Washington Symphonic Brass joins him. Regarding their performance of the Poème Héroïque by Marcel Dupré, Donald Metz (American Record Guide) said it was “…the best interpretation I’ve heard.” Additionally, Mr. Hildreth wrote, “Plutz performs with gusto, flair, clarity, and strong yet pliant rhythmic control.”
The second recording, titled Carnival
, contains organ transcriptions of orchestral works, including Carnival of the Animals
by Camille Saint-Saëns. Princeton University Professor Emeritus John V. Fleming joins Mr. Plutz on this recording, reading the texts by Ogden Nash. Regarding Carnival
, Mr. Hildreth (TAO
) writes, “Plutz’s extraordinary musicianship and dexterous command allow him to perform the most challenging passages (of which there are many!) with apparent ease. He performs the quiet pieces with poetry and grace.” Both recordings are available through the Pro Organo web site,ProOrgano.com
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