November 08, 2019

The Catholic University Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the completion of the Great Organ at St. Matthew the Apostle Cathedral (1725 Rhode Island Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.) on Saturday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m.

Conducted by Maestro Simeone Tartaglione, the performance will feature:

  • Copland, Fanfare for the Common Man 
  • Grandjany, Aria in Classic Style (featuring Catholic University harps and Peabody Harp Ensemble) 
  • Beethoven, Triple Concerto in C, Op. 56 
  • Widor, Symphony for Organ No. 5 (performed Allegro Vivace, by Ronald Stolk, organist) 
  • Saint-Saëns, Symphony No. 3 “Organ Symphony” 

The great organ at St. Matthew’s Cathedral is a four-manual French Romantic organ built by Lively-Fulcher that was partially installed 25 years ago. Installation was completed last year, and in celebration of the installation, the cathedral is hosting a year-long concert series. Read more on the cathedral website.

This performance is the final in the inaugural series, and is free and open to the public.

MEDIA: To attend this event, contact the Office of Marketing and Communications at or 202-319-5600.