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IN RECITAL - Alexander Pattavina, organist

Friday, 03 April, 2020

Friday, April 3, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
University of Scranton Houlihan McLean Center (Mulberry St. at Jefferson Ave.), admission FREE


     Alexander Pattavina is a second-year graduate student in the organ studio of Paul Jacobs at The Juilliard School, where he also earned his Bachelor’s degree. He is the Director of Music at the Church of Saint Agnes in New York City. A native of Stoughton, Massachusetts, Alex received First Prize in the 2014 L. Cameron Johnson Competition sponsored by the Northeastern Connecticut Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, and was also awarded the 2014 Ruth and Paul Manz Scholarship from the Lutheran Seminary in Chicago. Formerly, he worked as Organ Scholar of Christ Church in Bronxville, NY under composer and conductor Philip Stopford. Alex was an editor and proofer for The St. Paul’s Hymnal (2015), and his composition for choir and organ, All in a Stable Cold and Bare, was recently published by Hal Leonard. Alex has performed with the Juilliard Orchestra and performs frequently on the East and West coasts. (

     The Houlihan McLean Center’s Austin Opus 301 symphonic organ was built in 1910 by the Austin Organ Company of Hartford Connecticut for the Immanuel Baptist Church in Scranton, PA and was restored and re-dedicated by the university in 2005. It is one of the few rare surviving original examples of early 20th-century organ building and the impressive instrument possesses a total of 3,178 pipes, 45 ranks and four manuals. The instrument is maintained by Clem, Cole and Steve, artist/technicians from Emery Brothers/Dieffenbach organs.


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Houlihan-McLean Center, Aula

342 Jefferson Avenue
Scranton, PA 18510