The Arona International Organ Festival is now into its sixth year.

Organised by the Sonata Organi Cultural Association, the 2011 organ festival season forms part of the Province of Novara’s Organ Music programme. The season, which began last May, includes eleven concerts.

Lake Maggiore's International Organ Festival

Under the artistic direction of Italian organist Christian Tarabbia, festival concerts include a repertoire ranging from Baroque masterpieces to the organ music of noted composers like François Couperin and Johann Sebastian Bach. The concerts are held around the province of Novara and in the Verbano-Cusio-Ossola area.

On Saturday, October 22, the Organ Festival’s closing concert will take place.

All the organ festival concerts begin at 21.00 and admission to them is free.

Here are the upcoming concerts:

Saturday, October 1
Location: Gattugno, parish church.
Golizio Matthew, organ.
Organ Music – composer unknown – from first half of the 18th century.

Saturday, October 15
Location: Romagnano Sesia, Madonna del Popolo church.
Bruce Dickey (USA), croissant and Liuwe Tamminga (Holland), organ.
A. Organ Gavinelli, 1690

Saturday, October 22
Location: Borgomanero, parish church.
Tomasz Nowak (Poland), organ.
Organ, Serassi Brothers, 1821

For more information and to consult the Organ Festival Programme, please visit the Sonata Organi website.

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