The University of North Texas hosted French organ virtuoso, Daniel Roth for a residency April 20-22, 2015. Mr. Roth conducted lectures and masterclasses on the Ardoin-Voertman Concert Organ (2008 Wolff III/60), at the UNT Winspear Performance Hall on April 20th. On April 21, Mr. Roth performed an outstanding recital on UNT's Main Auditorium 1985 Bedient IV/41 and 1949 Möller, Op. 7676, III/55 organs, which included works by Sweelinck, J. S. Bach, Frank, Mendelssohn, Reubke, original compositions and an improvisation on Veni Creator Spiritus that brought the house down! On April 22, Mr. Roth conducted lectures and masterclass at Texas Women's University's Margo Jones Performance Hall (Möller organ rebuilt by Roy Redman). The following are pictures from our 3 days with Mr. Roth. At each masterclass, UNT organ students performed selections from Vierne's 24 Pièces de fantaisie and received Mr. Roth's unique insight on registration and interpretation.
After a generous donation, the bottom octave of the Pedal 32' Tombone has been installed in the Wolff performance organ, bringing this stop to its full range. It is a robust addition to this organ's pedal divison and will surely undergird the ensemble of the instrument.