Anthony Rispo, organ
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Toccata from Suite Gothique, Op. 25 — Léon Boëllmann (1862–97)
Daydream — Anthony Rispo (b. 1989)
Five Dances for Organ — Calvin Hampton (1938–84)
II. At the Ballet
V. Everyone Dance
Soliloquy — David Conte (b. 1955)
Sonata Eroïca, Op. 94 — Josef Jongen (1873–1953)
Anthony Rispo was born in Yonkers. He began organ lessons with the late Donald Dumler, who served as principal organist at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for several de- cades. Rispo attended the pre-college division at the Juilliard School for organ perfor- mance and later studied with Todd Wilson at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Rispo has explored his passion for composition over the years. His original work “Suite for Organ and Strings” was premiered at Lincoln Center by the Salomé Chamber Orchestra. Rispo has performed across the United States. He was a featured soloist for the Piccolo Spoletto Festival in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2013, 2018, and 2021. He has also performed twice at West Point Military Academy’s Cadet Chapel and at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. He has held various positions as an organist and organ scholar at churches such as The United Nations Parish and St. James Church Madison Avenue. Rispo currently serves as music director and organist at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Mount Kisco. Currently, Rispo is pursuing a neuroscience and behavior degree at Columbia. He is a research intern at the New York Psychiatric Institution at the Muhle Lab, which focuses on the CHD8 gene, highly associated with Autism. H is future plans include earning a Ph.D with a psychobiology focus.
Julian Bennett Holmes