Internationally acclaimed Italian organist Emanuele Cardi will perform a guest recital Sunday, Oct. 6, on the Ripon College campus. The recital, co-sponsored by Ripon College and the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, will begin at 3:15 p.m. in Demmer Recital Hall, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts.
The program will feature old and new works by Italian composers.
Since 1996, Cardi has been the titular organist of St. Maria della Speranza in Battipaglia (Salerno), at the Ghilardi organ (1996), one of the most famous in the international contemporary organ world, and the Carli Organ (2004). He is also the director of the Homonymous Chapel Choir.
Cardi has performed in more than 20 countries, giving recitals on some of the most famous European organs, as well as at St. Thomas in New York City and at the cathedrals of Passau, Freiburg, Lausanne, London, Brussels, Turku, Lund and San Francisco.
He is a guest professor for summer courses and master classes, a frequent jury member for international organ competitions, and a professor at the Conservatory "A. Corelli" in Messina. He records regularly for "La Bottega Discantica" and the British company "Priory Records."
Cardi also has studied 16th- and 17th-century Neapolitan organ building and music for many years. He has written several articles on the subject, participated in conferences and served as a consultant in the restoration of historical organs and the building of new ones.
Admission to the concert is free.