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11/11/11: Olivier Latry

I know there are lots of happenings - musical and otherwise - today to mark the last binary date for another century, but I wouldn't want to be anywhere other than at Alice Tully Hall tonight, where Olivier Latry, titular organist for Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and indisputably one of the world's great organists, will be playing an all-Messiaen concert on the Kuhn organ, part of the ongoing White Light Festival.

Word is that this concert hasn't sold nearly as well as some of the others on this year's White Light lineup, which just completely boggles my mind: taking a look at tonight's set list, I can promise you that Latry - whose recording of Messiaen's organ works is second only to the composer's - is going to tear the roof off. If you don't have plans tonight - or even if you do - you should do yourself a favor and grab a ticket while you still can. You won't regret it.