Organist Kola Owolabi

Original airdate 
Nov 18, 2022

Kola Owolabi from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend Indiana presents a free Sunday 3:30pm recital at St Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh’s Oakland. Kola visited the WQED-Fm studio to speak with Jim Cunningham about the program he’s prepared with Bach Muffat and contemporary music for the king of instruments. He outlined his musical journey which includes stops in Monral at McGill University, the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, Nigeria, Ann Arbor Michigan, Yale University and South Bend.  The state of the organ world, how young organists of color will increase in number and the topic diversity generally in the music world, the special qualities of the Beckerath instruments and the spirit of Notre Dame grads all turn up in this lively get together. Cathedral Director of Music and organist Brian Gurley introduces Kola and adds a cheer for Notre Dame. 

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