|Jon Gillock, an American organist who currently lives in Paris,
is highly regarded for his sesitive and moving performances by both press and public alike.
He has also established an international reputation as a master teacher. He has taught at The Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music, both in New York City, and Montclair State University in New Jersey.
He acquired his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Organ at The Juilliard School.
|Not only has Gillock played all of Messiaen's music for organ, but he also cultivated a personal
relationship with Messiaen: first as a student and later as a friend. Gillock is a disciple and
one of the principal performers of Messiaen's organ music.
|Lecture:Mysticism in the French Organ Music from
Titelouze to Messiaen,
18:00, at Rikkyo University, Ikebukuro Campus,8101 Classroom
| On May 3
|Listening to the Great Master Messiaen in the 20th
Century 14:00, at Shinjuku Cultural Center Large Hall
[jointly sponsored by the Shinjuku Cultural Center/the
International Interchange Foundation]
Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992)
＜ Le Banquet celeste (1928) ＞
＜ Me'ditations sur le Mystere de la Sainte Trinite (1969) ＞
Me'ditation I [The Father Unbegotten]
Me'ditation II [The Holiness of Jesus Christ]
Me'ditation III [The True Relation in God Is Truly Identical To His Essence]
Me'ditation IV [I Am, I Am!]
Me'ditation V [God Is Immense, Eternal, Immovable
- The Breath of the Spirit - God Is Love]
Me'ditation VI [The Son, Word, and Light]
Me'ditationVII [The Father and the Son Love Themselves and Us
Through the Holy Spirit]
Me'ditation VIII [God Alone Is God]
Me'ditation IXI [I Am That I Am]
The Japan Association of Organists was founded on May 4, 1973.
［ Business contents for 30 years ］
●Issuance of the annual report
Japan Organist: report (issued three times a year)
●New Face Concert (performed by the music university graduates,
every year on April 29)
●Sponsorship of the Competition(inland three times,
international three times)
●Lectures by Organists
●Organ Field Trips for the Members,
Number of Membership: 600 People