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Latry to perform at annual McAfee Organ Concert Oct. 16

Olivier Latry
Olivier Latry

JACKSON, Tenn.Oct. 11, 2007 – French organist Olivier Latry will be the featured performer for this year’s McAfee Organ Concert Oct. 16 at Union University.

Latry is the titular organist of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris. He has also taught at the Paris Conservatory since 1995, and has several albums to his credit.

Latry has performed in more than 40 countries on five continents, appearing most often in the United States. He made his first American tour during the fall of 1986, and since then has made annual U.S. tours, playing recitals in major cities across the nation and throughout Canada.

In 2005 he played a solo recital at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, and in 2006 he was the featured soloist for the opening of the new Dobson organ at Verizon Hall in Philadelphia.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel on Union’s campus. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Union's music department at (731) 661-5345.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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