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Max Reger: Life and Legacy

  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church 708 West Belmont Avenue Chicago, IL, 60657 United States (map)

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Max Reger, Gerhard Weinberger, Professor Emeritus of Organ and Former Director of the Church Music Department at the Hochschule for Musik in Detmold, Germany, will present a lecture and recital on the life, works, and legacy of Reger.

Professor Weinberger has performed a wide-ranging repertoire for audiences throughout Europe, Asia, and America and is known as a specialist on the works of J.S. Bach and Max Reger. The program will include Symphonic Fantasie and Fugue, Op. 57, and Choral Fantasie on “Halleluia! Gott zu loben,” Op. 52/3.

Come celebrate the brief and turbulent life of this German composer whose passion for composition, performance, and education—combined with an obsessive work ethic—gave the world a tremendous legacy of compositions across many genres, including many important organ works.

For more information on the performer, Gerhard Weinberger (b. 1948), click here. For more information on Max Reger (1873–1916), click here. For more information about the venue and instrument, click here.

Join us for a reception following the lecture and concert!