An exclusive, opening-night pre-concert conversation with Cameron Carpenter,Â organist and 2015 Harman-Eisner Artist in Residence. Carpenter is “smashing the stereotypes of organists and organ music” by expanding the frontiers of his instrument and bringing it into the 21st century. He is also the first concert organist to prefer and champion the digital organ to the pipe organ. He will demonstrate his own one-of-a-kind instrument, the International Touring Organ during his conversation with Arts Program director, Damian Woetzel. Carpenter’s debut album, If You Could Read My Mind, entered Billboardâ€™s traditional classical chart at No. 1 on its US release. He holds the 2012 Leonard Bernstein Award and is the first solo organist ever nominated for a Grammy for a solo album. He has spoken at TED, IdeaCity, and The Entertainment Gathering.