The September meeting of the AGO Central Coast Chapter features organist Dr. Jung-A Lee performing a concert of varied repertoire on the new Rodgers Infinity three-manual organ. The concert is co-sponsored by Rodgers Instruments of Hillsboro, Oregon, and Rodgers Organs Los Angeles.
Dr.Jung-A Lee has performed in Europe, North America and Asia as an organist, pianist and conductor. She currently serves as organist at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, and as adjunct professor at Vanguard University. Lee gives about seventy concerts throughout the year, including every major venue in Southern California. She completed a doctor of musical arts degree in organ performance at Boston University. Her teachers include James David Christie, Thomas Murray, Martin Jean, Gerre Hancock, John Tuttle, Karl Hochreither, Michael Bloss and William Wright.
Rodgers Organs Los Angeles has chosen the California Central Coast area for the first public performance of the all-new Rodgers Infinity organ. This is a special opportunity for the public and organists in the area to hear the dramatic pipe-like sound quality produced by the all-new Rodgers digital SSC (Sound System on a Chip) technology.
Infinity is the name for the new premium line of Rodgers organs–the name is new because everything about the Infinity organs is new. Rodgers designed Infinity “from the ground up.” One of the stated objectives was to create a new console that would function as well as a pipe organ console as it does as a standalone all-digital organ.
Many features that were formerly “upgrades” are now standard: an adjustable bench (with music storage) and adjustable music desk are standard features. Infinity consoles feature beautiful premium straight-grain wood, which can be finished to match virtually any desired wood color.
But it’s the sound quality and extensive stop list that make it clear that Infinity is a whole new organ. Organists who have auditioned Infinity at the Rodgers Organs showroom in Pasadena over the past three weeks have consistently commented that they’ve never heard anything like it–the quality and resolution of the individual voice samples and the blend of the ensemble are a direct result of the all-new Infinity SSC sound engine.
According to Nelson Dodge, president of Rodgers Organs Los Angeles, the new Infinity organ will be officially announced by Rodgers Instruments in October. Rodgers Organs Los Angeles has the first three-manual Infinity shipped from the Rodgers factory and has been showing it by appointment in the Pasadena showroom.
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