Organist Gail Archer performing at basilica

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Gail Archer

LEWISTON — Renowned organist Gail Archer will perform selections from her new album, “A Russian Journey,” at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1, at Saints Peter and Paul Basilica, 122 Ash St.

The album features works by 19th and 20th Century Russian composers, including members of the Russian Five and their successors.

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Archer was the first American woman to play the complete works of Olivier Messiaen. Her recordings include her 2017 European tour to Germany, Italy, the British Isles, Russia, Ukraine and Poland. Highlights include St. Nicholas Church, Stuttgart, Germany; Church of San Domenico, Palermo, Sicily; the Temple of the Renaissance, Bryansk, Russia; the Philharmonic Hall, Khmelnytsky, Ukraine; and the Basilika Mariaska, Gdansk, Poland.

She is the founder of Musforum, an international network for women organists to promote and affirm their work.

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