Now in its 23rd season, the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival Hartford brings some of the world’s best young organists to Hartford to perform – and compete – on the renowned 5,000-pipe Austin organ at Trinity College Chapel. To bookend the 2019 Festival competition, acclaimed concert organist Christopher Houlihan, a past winner of the Festival, and the Hartford Symphony Orchestra (Carolyn Kuan, Music Director), present two performances of the epic Symphonie Concertantefor grand organ and orchestra by Joseph Jongen. Mr. Houlihan, who has been described as “one of the brightest stars in the new generation of American organists,” will also perform organ works by Bach and Widor (the opening movement of the Sixth Symphony, transcribed for organ and orchestra by the composer). Carolyn Kuan and Dr. Lisa Wong, an expert on the life and work of Albert Schweitzer, will join Mr. Houlihan in presenting a 30-minute talk an hour before the start of each program. This discussion will take place in the Grand Room of the Admissions and Career Development Center, directly north of the Trinity College Chapel.