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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

PROG No. 1834
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Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)

Remembering Lenny

……a centenary tribute to one of America‚Äôs most original composers, and profoundly influential musicians, Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990).

PROG No. 1833
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1928 Skinner/Woolsey Hall, Yale University, New Haven, CT

In the Fullness of Sound

……a collection of expansive and expressive works that blend organ with orchestra.

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Wesley C. Dudley II

Wesley C. Dudley II

We are deeply saddened to note the death of Wesley C. Dudley II who, with his wife Lucinda, was the first, continuous, and hugely encouraging supporter of our PIPEDREAMS productions. Wes succumbed to the ravages of Alzheimer's Disease on July 25, 2018.

As with so many of us, Wes's interest in the pipe organ was awakened early and continued through his life, resulting in involvements with many projects creating, adding to, or restoring instruments, encouraging young performers, and generally being where needed when needed in countless instances all across the country. We remain forever grateful. Click here for more information.


(The above photo shows Wes enjoying an outing on his boat, the "Donald Duck.")

Beautiful Belgium!

Michael recently led a tour of historic organs of Belgium! You can find more info on the tour here. Stay tuned for info on the next tour!

You can also join our Pipedreams Belgium Tour Facebook group!

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.

Meet Michael!

Michael Barone makes personal appearances here and there, and would love to greet you at one of these upcoming events:

September 23, 2018

Celebrate Michael's 50th Anniversary with Minnesota Public Radio and the 35th Anniversary of PIPEDREAMS with a special event at the Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie, MN.

You can 'meet Michael' in places that few have a chance to visit, inside the marvelous, magnificent and monumental Wanamaker Grand Court Organ at Macy's Philadelphia Department Store… via a superb behind-the-scenes visit with Wanamaker Organ curator Curt Mangel, via a detailed DVD that reveals much about this incredible music-making masterpiece.

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Bach n’ All...

Downloads are available of the complete Bach organ works played on historic instruments by James Kibbie of the University of Michigan.

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PIPEDREAMS is supported by the generosity of Mr. & Mrs. Wesley C. Dudley, by grants from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, by Jan Kirchner on behalf of her family foundation, by listener-contributors to this public radio station, and by the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, in celebration of the life of Martha Hulings Kaemmer. Additional support 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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