Moores professor to take stage

Robert Bates, Professor of Organ, is set to present a lecture recital in the Organ Recital Hall at UH tonight. The program is titled “Organ music of the French Renaissance.”

The program is set to include works in the 1531 collection of Pierre Attaingnant, who was a significant French music publisher during the 16th century. Attaingnant’s 1531 collection includes both secular and sacred works. In addition to performing, Bates will also deliver introductions for the works.

Dr. Bates has been a member of the organ faculty at the Moores School of Music since 1999. Bates received his doctorate from Stanford University, where he was University Organist as well.

He also holds degrees from Southern Methodist University, the Conservatoire de Rueil-Malmaison in France and Wayne State University. Bates studied with a number of very distinguished musicians, including Daniel Roth, Marie-Claire Alain, Robert Anderson and Ray Ferguson. His particular specialty is in the early organ music of Spain and French.

Tickets for the event are available at the Moores Box Office. The performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the Organ Recital Hall.

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