The Westminster Organ Concert Series continues its 39th season on Friday, March 1, at 7:30 pm, with a recital by Italian organist Edoardo Bellotti. A renowned performer and improviser, Mr. Bellotti has taught in Italy, Germany, and the United States, where he was Associate Professor of Organ, Harpsichord and Improvisation at Eastman School of Music. He is currently Professor of Organ at the Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, Germany. His program will include music by Buxtehude, Handel, Bach, and Kuhnau.
A pre-concert talk by organbuilder John Boody will begin at 7:00 pm. The concert is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception.
The Westminster Organ Concert Series was begun in 1980 to share the newly installed all-mechanical baroque-style pipe organ with the community. The organ, built by Taylor & Boody Organbuilders of Staunton, Virginia, has 18 stops and over 1100 pipes.
Westminster Presbyterian Church is located at 400 Rugby Road in Charlottesville. Ample parking is available behind the church, and the sanctuary is wheelchair-accessible.