December 31 (Monday), 20:30–22:00

Address: 27/13 Malaya Gruzinskaya Street

Series: Christmas Festival

Featured Artists:

Michael Matthes (organ, France)

Programme: H. Purcell, J. S. Bach, G. F. Handel, J. Clarke, L.-C. Daquin, G. B. Martini, A. Campra, Improvisation on a Russian Christmas song

Ticket prices 1400 (700) to 3500

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A New Year’s Eve party may give us not only joy but also health problems. To avoid that, we should partly replace normal food with a cultural experience. A French organ recital on the New Year’s Eve is certainly a perfect delicacy. The programme of the European virtuoso includes the best Christmas music and a surprise bonus: a merry improvisation on a Russian theme. Which one? This is kept secret for the time being.

Titular organist of the great organ of the Cathedral of Troyes
Michael Matthes (organ, France)

H. Purcell

Trumpet Tune (transcription: Michael Matthes)


J. Clarke

Prince of Denmarks’s March (transcription: Michael Matthes)


L.-C. Daquin

Noël varié en sol majeur (arrangement: Virgil Fox)


J. S. Bach

Prelude and fuge in C major, BWV 545

Aria from Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068 (transcription: Virgil Fox)

Chorale “Jesus bleibet meine Freude”, BWV 147/10 (transcription: Maurice Duruflé)

Pièce d’orgue (Fantasia in G major), BWV 571


G. B. Martini

Toccata (transcription: Michael Matthes)


A. Campra

Rigaudon from the opera “Idomenée” (transcription: Virgil Fox)


J. S. Bach

Largo e spiccato from Organ concerto in D minor, BWV 596 (arrangement: Virgil Fox)


G. F. Handel

Suite from “Water Music” (transcription: Michael Matthes)


M. Matthes

Improvisation on a Russian Christmas song

Please note that the programme may be subject to change.

We will listen to: Kuhn Organ