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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

PROG No. 2007
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Community of Christ Auditorium

Rising Stars & Pipedreams Live! (II)

…more young Quimby-AGO Regional Competition winners perform at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Missouri.

PROG No. 2006
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Michael Quimby and Michael Barone with the winners of the AGO/Quimby Regional Competitions for Young Organists

Rising Stars & Pipedreams Live! (I)

…young winners of the Quimby-AGO Regional Competitions perform at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Missouri.

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Alsace Tour — 2020

1741 Silbermann

We're already looking forward to our upcoming tour of the Historic Organs of Alsace, taking place in spring of 2020. Visit our tour page for details!



Stephen Cleobury (1948-2019)

Stephen Cleobury

Stephen Cleobury, the esteemed director of England's world-famous Choir of King's College, Cambridge, died Friday at 70. Read Michael's moving tribute here.



Memories from the Fall Tour to Bach Country


We're back from Bach Country after a splendid two weeks. See pictures and commentary from the October 2019 Tour here.



Lucinda Dudley (1935-2019)

We remember the incomparable Lucinda Dudley, who died in July at the age of 84.

The Baronian Backstory

Michael Barone and PIPEDREAMS are the feature of a newly-released monograph from the American Guild of Organists. Read some of the back-story to the program and its host.


Michael Barone

Listen to an interview with MPR's Tom Crann at the Minnesota State Fair, as Michael reflects on his first 50 years of working at Minnesota Public Radio.

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Meet Michael!

Meet Michael at numerous events here and there around the country this summer!

February 26, 2020
Michael Barone serves as ring-master for a Triple-threat Virtuoso Organ Extravaganza at Verizon Hall in Philadelphia, PA.

February 29, 2020
Michael Barone returns to his alma mater for a concert by Guy Bovet featuring the new Spanish-style organ in the Oberlin Conservatory’s Warner Concert Hall.

March 21, 2020 
Team up with Michael Barone and Friends for a day-long Bach’s Birthday Bash at five different venues in Saint Paul, MN.


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Bach n’ All...

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Continuing support of PIPEDREAMS is provided in loving memory of Wesley and Lucinda Dudley by their family, with additional support from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, by Jan and Steve Kirchner, by the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, in celebration of the life of Martha Hulings Kaemmer, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station. Support also comes from the member organizations of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond. An APOBA resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM or by calling 800-473-5270.


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