Dr. Paolo Bordignon will present an all-Bach harpsichord recital on Tuesday, September 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the sanctuary.
Concluding the recital will be Bach’s dazzling Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in which Bordignon will be joined by flute soloist Leone Buyse (Rice University), violin soloist Lisa Shihoten, cellist Barrett Sills (HGO, Ars Lyrica), and others.
Bordignon also will present a pre-concert talk in the sanctuary on Sunday, September 27, at 12:15 p.m.
Admission to both events is free, generously underwritten by St. Paul’s Chamber Music Society.
St. Paul’s Music Director and Organist since spring 2014, Bordignon continues to serve as harpsichordist of the New York Philharmonic and has performed with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, The Knights, English Chamber Orchestra, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra (Lincoln Center), American Symphony Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and Ars Nova Copenhagen, plus a Juilliard Gala with Renée Fleming and Wynton Marsalis.
Since coming to Houston, he has presented a harpsichord concert at Rice University and an organ recital at St. Paul’s.
Bordignon earned Master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Juilliard School. Studying organ with John Weaver and harpsichord with Lionel Party, he was the first person to graduate Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music with a degree in harpsichord (a double major with organ).