Sunday, October 21, 2018 @ 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Christ the Good Shepherd, 22331 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220
Many of you know Pierre as a world-class Steinway artist. What you may not know is he is equally adept at the organ. Join us as Pierre dedicates the recently installed Rodgers InSpire Series 233 organ at Christ the Good Shepherd. Pierre will thrill you with beautiful traditional organ sounds and hundreds of orchestral voices that are present in this instrument. Please call Steinway Piano Gallery at 248.560.9200 for additional questions.
Pierre Fracalanza, the son of a concert organist from Italy, began playing the piano and organ at three years old. His first experiences with music were simply playing back something he heard from church or his dad’s studio. Pierre began playing in church at age eight. At age twelve he was playing at weddings, and by sixteen, he was the Organist and Choir Director at St. Stephen’s Church, Port Huron. Pierre continued his musical studies throughout high school and college, studying Vocal Performance from Eastman School of Music. With a love for improvisation, Pierre spent his twenties to mid-thirties entertaining in some of Detroit’s finest clubs and restaurants.
Through the years, Pierre has performed at countless charitable events, private parties and even played for such luminaries as First Lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Senator Ted Kennedy. He has performed on theatre organ in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia; Great Falls, Virginia; Cleveland, Detroit, Rochester, New York; and Sarasota. Today, Pierre is the Organist and Music Director for St. James the Greater Parish in Novi, which currently has 3000 families. His YouTube videos have been viewed by thousands of enthusiasts around the world. In 2012, Pierre became part of the exclusive roster of Steinway Artists, an international group of pianists and musicians that exemplify the high standards of the Steinway piano.