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World-renowned organist Cowan coming to Nashua

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

NASHUA – At 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, First Music will present Ken Cowan at The First Church, 1 Concord St. (top of Main Street).

First Music is fortunate to host Ken Cowan in recital for the combination of its ninth season opener, and the formal rededication of the restored 90-year-old pipe organ at the church. “Cowan coming to Nashua is a pretty big deal in this scene, as he is a top-shelf artist in the concert organist world, with true world-class status,” said Joseph R. Olefirowicz, minister of music and artistic director at First Church/First Music. “He usually sells out wherever he appears.”

Cowan will perform works by Bach, Liszt, Whitlock and others.

The event celebrates the completed restoration and tonal expansion of the historic Anderson Memorial Organ – an Austin Organs, Inc.'s, Opus 1406 from 1926. The majesty of this symphonic instrument will transport the audience back in time with the lush and vibrant sounds of this masterful restoration, at the hands of a master organist. Through the generous sponsorship of Jerry & Shirley Spade, First Music is able to offer this free program right in time for the 90th “birthday” of its “Grande Dame.”

Admission is free; ample parking is available behind the church, and handicap-accessibility is available between the old and new buildings of the classic church – the first built in Nashua.

More information by calling 882-4861, online at or by sending an email to

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