Christopher Houlihan

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L.A. Times Review: L.A. Philharmonic’s organ series opener a celebration of firsts

Posted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014

L.A. Times Review: L.A. Philharmonic’s organ series opener a celebration of firsts

October 13, 2014 Mark Swed The Happy Birthday Hurricane Mama revels officially begin later this month with the Los Angeles Philharmonic celebrations of the 10th anniversary of the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ. There will be organ and orchestra concerts conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen and Gustavo Dudamel as well as a birthday blowout recital featuring nine major organists. But Hurricane Mama, as...

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Sometimes 6,134 pipes aren’t enough: Houlihan, Hooten on upcoming organ & brass concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Posted on Monday, October 13, 2014

Sometimes 6,134 pipes aren’t enough: Houlihan, Hooten on upcoming organ & brass concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall

All is Yar October 10, 2014 CK Dexter Haven SOMETIMES 6,134 PIPES AREN’T ENOUGH: HOULIHAN, HOOTEN ON UPCOMING ORGAN & BRASS CONCERT AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL When is an organ recital more than that? When the entire LA Phil brass section joins the fray, as it will this coming Sunday, October 12th, at 7pm, for a tenth birthday party of sorts. You see, Walt Disney Concert Hall opened in fall...

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L.A. Philharmonic brass kings, organ soloist dazzle at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Posted on Monday, October 13, 2014

L.A. Philharmonic brass kings, organ soloist dazzle at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Los Angeles Daily News October 13, 2014 John M. Sherrard Excerpt: “The result was a tremendous combination of brass and the beautiful sounds of the organ filling every corner of the concert hall. The finish drew a thunderous ovation that would set the tone for the evening. Houlihan, making his Disney Hall debut, played solo for the next piece, “Toccata” by Leo Sowerby (1895-1968). The New...

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LA Times preview of Houlihan’s Disney Hall Debut

Posted on Thursday, October 9, 2014

LA Times preview of Houlihan’s Disney Hall Debut

Happy Birthday Hurricane Mama OCTOBER 9, 2014 Mark Swed If the organ is the king of instruments, the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ is the king of kings. It may not be the largest organ in the world. Celebrating its 10th anniversary this month, it is far, far from the oldest. But no other organ looks like French fries, a thrilling trademark of the Frank Gehry hall’s design. No other organ of...

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Houli on Radio

Posted on Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Houli on Radio

Organist Christopher Houlihan will be featured on WWFM’s “Cadenza” radio program, hosted by David Osenberg. http://www.wwfm.org/webcasts_cadenza.shtml July 31 at 10 pm. WWFM is heard regionally in New Jersey on FM; in New York City on HD, and online at www.WWFM.org More info at http://www.wwfm.org/technical.shtml Featured are performances from Princeton, Hartford and LA; and...

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ArtsNash Review: “The stars align for organist Christopher Houlihan’s concert in Nashville”

Posted on Monday, March 3, 2014

ArtsNash Review: “The stars align for organist Christopher Houlihan’s concert in Nashville”

By Michael Harrison ArtsNash March 2, 2014 The success of organ recitals, as much or more than other types of concerts, depend on a fortuitous coming together of performer, instrument and acoustic setting. On Friday evening, those elements aligned perfectly in a virtuoso performance byChristopher Houlihan, playing the Lively-Fulcher organ at Christ Church Cathedralin downtown Nashville....

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ArtsNash Music Preview: Organ phenom Christopher Houlihan will perform at Christ Church Cathedral

Posted on Friday, February 28, 2014

ArtsNash Music Preview: Organ phenom Christopher Houlihan will perform at Christ Church Cathedral

By John Pitcher ArtsNash February 28, 2014 “People have a lot of misconceptions about the organ,” says organ virtuoso Christopher Houlihan, who was on the phone during one of his rare breaks in concertizing. “They think of it as either a spooky instrument or a boring church instrument. My mission is to change people’s attitudes.” Houlihan, a 26-year-old organ phenom who has earned rave reviews...

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Greenville News: “A whole symphony for the organ”

Posted on Sunday, February 9, 2014

Greenville News: “A whole symphony for the organ”

By Paul Hyde The Greenville News February 9, 2014 No wonder the organ is called the King of Instruments. It produces a majestic array of musical emotion. “Organ music can do everything from crush you with its sound to offer some of the softest and gentlest purring sounds imaginable,” said Christopher Houlihan, who at 26 has been called one of the most gifted organists of his generation. Houlihan...

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Coming up in February

Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Coming up in February

Performances coming up this month in South Carolina, Maryland, and Tennessee. Christopher will perform music by Bach, Saint-Saëns, Duruflé, and César Franck’s Grande Pièce Symphonique.   GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9th 3:00pm at John Knox Presbyterian Church Tickets: $15 Adults, $5 Students. Available by calling 864-244-0453 FREDERICK, MARYLAND SUNDAY, FEBRUARY23rd...

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“Yep, he’s really good.”

Posted on Monday, November 18, 2013

“Yep, he’s really good.”

Listing in The Kansas City Star November 16, 2013 “…Christopher Houlihan focuses on the classical organ repertoire, but that doesn’t mean his concerts are any less sonically spectacular… Yep, he’s really good.” Read more here: www.kansascity.com Share this:Share on...

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