Ansgar Wallenhorst (organ)
St Michael’s Church, Dún Laoghaire 8pm ¤12 087-9048190 Classical music gets a bad rap when it comes to notions of interpretative freedom and particulary the whole area of improvisation. While, a lot of contemporary music that embraces improvisation, it is organists who most frequently choose to display their skills as improvisers. German organist Ansgar Wallenhorst, director of music at St Peter and Paul’s Church in Ratingen, is a prize-winning improviser. At St Michael’s he’s playing works by Bach, Brahms, Grigny, Langlais and Vierne, interleaved with three improvisations, the first a Fantasia and Fugue, the second a Diptyque grégorien, and the last an Esquisse symphonique on submitted themes.