Pipe Dreams

April 10-11, 2025

Guest Artist: Andrew Galuska, pipe organ
Pipe Dreams: Atlantic Classical Orchestra's 4th Masterworks Series

Overview

The organ is central to our fourth Masterworks. Vero’s brilliant Andrew Galuska will guide us in this rare opportunity to hear Horatio Parker’s Concerto for Organ. A late-19th Century American composer, organist, and renowned pedagogue, Horatio Parker was one of the most influential musicians of his day, spending fifteen years as a both a professor and dean at Yale. We open with a work originally for organ by one of Parker’s students, Charles Ives. We play an orchestral arrangement of the work by William Schuman, who preserves wit, charm, and humor of the original. The second half features Elgar’s magnificent Enigma Variations. This theme and fourteen variations—each one a portrait of a friend—is one of the crown jewels of the repertoire—at turns virtuosic, poignant, hilarious, and sentimental.

Composers

Schedule

Vero Beach: CCOVB 

Thursday, April 10, 2025
4:00 pm

Stuart:  The Lyric

Friday, April 11, 2025
3:30 pm

Stuart:  The Lyric

Friday, April 11, 2025
7:30 pm

Program

Ives/ orch. Schuman Variations on “America” [1891] 8 min.
Parker Concerto for Organ in Eb major, op.55 [1901-02]; Solo organ: Andrew Galuska 23 min.
Elgar Enigma Variations, op.55 (Variations on an Original Theme) [1898-99] 31 min.

Performers

David Amado, Music Director & Conductor

Guest Artist

Andrew Galuska is the Director of Music and Fine Arts at the Community Church of Vero Beach, Florida. He has won prizes for organ performance and improvisation in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Texas and abroad. In 2008 Mr. Galuska was awarded second–place in the Royal College of Canadian Organists International Improvisation Competition held in Ontario, Canada. […]