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Kiyo and Chiemi Watanabe, Organ Duo
May 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
“Husband and wife organ duo Kiyo and Chiemi Watanabe have played at venues in both the U.S. and abroad, including organ festivals at Spreckels Organ Pavillion in San Diego, California and Iglesia Catedral in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico. Recent performances include those to sell-out crowds at Izumi Hall in Osaka, Japan and concerts on noted historical organs at Eglise Saint-Roch in Paris, France and Schleswig Cathedral in Schleswig, Germany.
In 2010, the couple was included on a Pipedreams Live event, presented on the Lay Family Concert Organ at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas. In 2015 they were featured performers at the AGO Southwest Regional Convention in Fort Worth.
They will perform solo works, organ/piano duets and organ duets by Jongen, Leighton, Weaver, Rachmaninoff, Ampt and Liszt on the 2016 Colby pipe organ. “