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A French-Leaning Conversation With Organist Jay Yau

Organist Jay Yau, of Ss. Peter And Paul Catholic Church in Naperville, IL, recently visited Kalamazoo to perform a solo recital at Saint Augustine Cathedral. Yau, joined by St. Augustine organist Tom Fielding, talked about his experience on a scholarship at the Chapelle Royale at Versailles, France. He gained an appreciation for a neglected area of organ music, that of the French Baroque period. A pianist who switched to organ in his late teens, Yau also talks about the organ-rich environment at the Oberlin Conservatory, where he continued his education.

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Cara Lieurance is the local host of NPR's All Things Considered on 1021 WMUK and covers local arts & culture on Let's Hear It on 89.9 Classical WMUK weekday mornings at 10 - 11 am.
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