Church Organ Projects In Nigeria, CHOPIN, and Allen Organ Company will be hosting one of the top 20 organists of the 20th century, Maestro Hector Olivera, in Lagos Nigeria on the 16th of February.
This event was announced in a press statement signed by Mr Lanre Delano the chief executive officer of CHOPIN, the sole distributor of Allen Organ in Nigeria.
The company is also the coordinator of the upcoming concert.
Delano stated that the event which is tagged “An Enchanted evening with the Organ Maestro, Hector Olivera” will hold at the recently dedicated sanctuary of All Souls’ Anglican Church in Lekki area of Lagos State, Nigeria.
According to Delano, the event is very significant for the host companies, CHOPIN and Allen Organ Company because of the calibre of the organist being invited.
“Maestro Hector Olivera is no doubt a big player in the world of Organ.
“Maestro Hector Olivera is a passionate, gifted, and unique musician, whose personal interpretations of both classical and popular music have amazed and delighted audiences around the world. He is one of the top 20 organists in the world.”
Delano said Olivera started playing the organ at the age of three when he was being taught by his father.
He stated further: “Two years later, he was appointed organist of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
“At age 5, he played for the legendary Eva Perón.
“At six, he entered the Buenos Aires Conservatory to study harmony, counterpoint and fugue.
“By age nine, he had composed a suite for oboe and string orchestra, performed by the Buenos Aires Symphony Orchestra.”
Delano added that throughout his concert career, Olivera performed in prestigious venues including the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Carnegie Hall in New York, Royal Albert Hall in London, Spivey Hall in Atlanta, Constitution Hall in Washington D.C, the Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Myerson Concert Hall in Dallas, Verizon Hall in Philadelphia, Siegers Melbourne Town Hall and Brisbane City Hall in Australia among many other places of repute.
He also stated that the event was open to all lovers of good classical music and it would be free.
It will be Olivera’s first time in Africa and one of the major achievements of CHOPIN .
Lanre Delano says “we are not just trading company at CHOPIN, we give more value to lovers of organ music , which is the reason we are making the concert a ticket free one.”