Thursday, March 3, 2016

EVENT: Rogue Festival "Play It Like Virgil"



Play It Like Virgil, Rogue Festival 2016
Narrative and Musical Performance by Tony Imperatrice
One of the most unique and powerful musicians of the 20th century, Virgil fox left an indelible mark on the world of classical music. Loved by his fans and hated by critics, Virgil took the organ from church to rock concert arena. Through narrative and live musical performance, Tony Imperatrice brings Virgil’s story of triumph and tragedy to life. An engaging presentation that will bring joy to your heart and tears to your eyes.
4 Shows
Saturday March 5at 7:00 PM
Sunday March 6 at 2:30 PM
Wednesday March 9 at 7:00 PM
Friday March 11 at 5:30 PM

Cal arts Academy
1401 N Wishon
Fresno CA 93728

Advanced Tickets Available At
http://roguefestival.ticketleap.com/playitlikevirgil/

Gerald Palladino
Don't miss Tony's organ recital. Last year was a triumph. If you missed it, you have another chance this year. I am going again. Virgil Fox was an organist renowned and my friend Tony is second to none. Don't miss him.

Review by Terrance McArthur
Tony performs some of the Bach pieces that Fox was known for, playing a Rogers organ, the same company that made Fox’s favorite instrument, the “Black Beauty.” The sound is powerful, ranging from crystalline trebles to filling-loosening notes from the pedals. Tony rides the organ bench like it’s a wild mustang, pours his soul into the keyboards like the Phantom of the Severance, and creates a wall of sound that makes Phil Spector seem like a kid with a kazoo.
If you don’t know who Virgil Fox was, you will be enlightened. If you think Johann Sebastian Bach is boring, you will be surprised. If you are a Fox fan who loves the roar of the pipes, you will be as happy as a spider who just found a fly carnival.


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