Cameron Carpenter, the Rock Star of the Pipe Organ
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The best local bands rock the boat all summer long with reggae, '80s music, pop, surf rock and more aboard this weekly sunset cruise around beautiful Dana Point Harbor. Get ready to party as soon as you set foot on this smooth-sailing vessel with a complimentary glass of Dana Pride Punch, and enjoy a cash bar with wine, beer (domestic and imported), mixed drinks and snacks throughout this 90-minute boat ride. With both upper deck and inside galley seating, you're sure to find the perfect spot to spend a cool summer evening on the water, listening to some great music. Learn More
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Carpenter performs on the one-of-a-kind William J. Gillespie Concert Organ, which was built from steel, tin, oak, poplar, maple, lead and carbon fiber, required three years and 42,000 hours of labor by a team of organ builders at C.B. Fisk and debuted in 2008.
Cameron Carpenter received the Leonard Bernstein Award in 2012 and, in 2013, announced his multi-album contract signing with Sony Classical and the coming Spring 2014 launch of his international touring organ.
A virtuoso composer-performer unique among keyboardists, Carpenter’s approach to the organ is smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music while generating a level of acclaim, exposure and controversy unprecedented for an organist. His repertoire – from the complete works of J. S. Bach and Cesar Franck, to his hundreds of transcriptions of non-organ works, his original compositions, and his collaborations with jazz and pop artists – is perhaps the largest and most diverse of any organist. He is the first organist ever nominated for a GRAMMY® Award for a solo album.
As a keyboard prodigy, Carpenter performed Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier at age 11 before joining the American Boychoir School in 1992 as a boy soprano. During his four years of high school studies at The North Carolina School of the Arts, he made his first studies in orchestration and orchestral composition, and transcribed for the organ more than 100 major works, including Gustav Mahler’s complete Symphony No. 5. Carpenter continued composing after moving to New York City in 2000 to attend The Juilliard School. While at the School he composed art songs; the symphonic poem Child of Baghdad (2003) for orchestra, chorus and Ondes Martenot_;_ his first substantial works for solo organ; and numerous organ arrangements of piano works by Chopin, Godowsky, Grainger, Ives, Liszt, Medtner, Rachmaninoff, Schumann and others. Carpenter received a master’s degree from The Juilliard School in New York in 2006.