MICHAEL FARRIS at Southern Methodist University
C.B. Fisk organ, opus 101
Michael Farris, organist
Completed just after the large organ at the Meyerson Symphony Center (home of the Dallas Symphony), the Fisk at SMU shares many of the same characteristics that have made Fisk the leading builder of concert hall organs.
The organist is Michael Farris, who was on the organ faculty of the Eastman School of Music when he died tragically in his early 40's. Farris won three national performance competitions including the MTNA Collegiate Artists Competition in 1976, the Ft. Wayne Competition in 1985, and the National Young Artist Competition of the American Guild of Organists in 1986 and was one of the brightest "organ" stars of his generation.
Bach: Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C Major, BWV 564
Mozart: Fantasia in F Minor, K. 608
Pärt: Annum per annum
Buxtehude: Prelude in G Minor, BuxWV 149
Schumann: Sketches, Op. 58
Liszt: Prelude & Fugue on B-A-C-H