Acclaimed concert pianist and organist Randall Atcheson will present a benefit concert.
Admission to the event is free, however, donations to the Institute of Medicine, Education and Spirituality at Ochsner (IMESO) are greatly appreciated. Contributions can be made at the door on the evening of the event or at www.ochsner.org/donate.
A musical prodigy, Alabama native Atcheson entered Samford University in Birmingham at age 12 and subsequently achieved several significant firsts during his training and his career. He became the only student in the history of The Julliard School to pursue and receive simultaneous degrees in piano and organ performance. He also won the first Julliard Organ Competition.
His New York debut was in Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in 1981, and he has since performed 11 solo concerts at Carnegie Hall. His heavy concert schedule has taken him to 5 continents and some of the most prestigious musical venues in the world. In 1991, Atcheson was named a Steinway Artist.
For his New Orleans concert, Atcheson will play classical, gospel, religious, and patriotic selections on organ and also on a customized George Rodrigue Steinway.
The Institute of Medicine, Education and Spirituality at Ochsner was established in 2011 to support the inclusion of the spiritual aspects of medicine and education and the integrative nature of healthcare, body, mind, and spirit as envisioned by Ochsner’s founders. The Institute achieves these goals through comprehensive educational programs and research projects.
Attendees of the event will also have the chance to enter a drawing to win a George Rodrigue print signed by George Rodrigue and Randy Atcheson. Raffle tickets will be sold at the door the evening of the event at $10 each, or can be purchased in advance online at ochsner.org/pianoconcert. The winner will be announced at the concert and winner does not need to be present to win.
First Baptist Church of New Orleans
5290 Canal Blvd.
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