June 15, 2017 at 12:44 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Organist Ramirez to play at First Baptist
Raul Prieto Ramirez, gay news, Washington Blade

Raul Prieto Ramirez (Photo courtesy of Raul Prieto Ramirez)

Organ virtuoso Raul Prieto Ramirez will give a free recital on Sunday, June 18 at 4 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Washington (1328 16th St., N.W.).

Ramirez, an internationally known touring artist, will perform on the church’s 118-rank Austin organ, one of the largest and most highly regarded pipe organs in the District. It was installed in 2013. Several world-class organists, including Diane Bish and Ken Cowan, have performed at First Baptist.

The Blade called Ramirez a “colossally talented organist” who plays “fearlessly” and “brazenly” in a 2015 review.

A reception featuring the artist will follow the recital.

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