The first concert in the 2017-18 Andover Organ Series will feature Polish organist Karol Mossakowski. Born in 1990 into a family of musicians, he started studying piano and organ with his father at the age of three. After study at the Music Academy of Poznań, he was accepted into the National Music Conservatory in Paris where he studied with Olivier Latry and Michel Bouvard. He has won numerous competitions, including the prestigious 2016 Chartres International Organ Competition in improvisation.
The program will be Tuesday, November 7, at 7 p.m. at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus. Mr. Mossakowski will perform works by Bach, Mozart, Franck and Mendelssohn as well as an improvisation. This concert will celebrate the tenth anniversary of the installation of the Andover Organ at Hesston Mennonite Church. The concert is free and open to the public.
Andover organs are built by the Andover Organ Company of Methuen, Mass. The company builds and restores mechanical action pipe organs, and since its founding in 1948, has restored more than 500 organs across the United States, as well as building new instruments, including the Opus 116 pipe organ, installed at Hesston Mennonite Church on the Hesston College campus in 2007.