Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
…the splendid sound of organ music in American cathedrals in Seattle, San Francisco, Wilkes-Barre, Toledo, Buffalo and the Twin Cities.
…classical and theatre organists, and some young competition winners, provide some sounds from the deep south.
The Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition has officially started!
We have profiles and links to video documentaries of the 10 finalists. Check it out here!
Check out our travel log as we traveled through this beautiful European country, a historical country that oddly enough has an incredible organ scene, new and old. We visited significant churches, organ builder workshops, and met fabulous organists who have formerly and are currently uplifting the Spanist organ culture.
Join the Organ Historical Society's 2013 National Convention for a LIVE webcast from Vermont
If you can't be there in person you gotta check out the webcast, which is available here.
See and hear internationally acclaimed organist James David Christie live on Friday, June 28 at 8:15 p.m. EDT as he performs works by Sweelinck, Scheidemann, Krebs and Bach, plus his own transcription of a concerto by Vivaldi, on the 1973 Karl Wilhelm organ at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul in Burlington, Vermont.
Michael Barone makes personal appearances here and there, and would love to greet you at one of these upcoming events:
June 18–22, 2013
Join master-of-ceremonies Michael Barone for the preliminary (Tuesday/Wednesday) and final (Saturday) rounds of this prestigious new contest featuring ten of the world's top young aspiring concert artists in performances on the 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ in the Longwood Ballroom, competing for the largest cash prize of any organ competition in the world.
July 4, 2013 – 11 a.m.
Michael Barone again is host (for the third year) of the free July 4th performance featuring organists Benjamin Straley and Christopher Betts, pianist Jeremy Filsell, and the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters. Join the throng for an exciting morning of music.
July 12, 2013 – 8 p.m.
Michael Barone, making a rare, and modest, appearance at the console, teams up with featured soloist Mark Laubach, guest conductor Timothy Foley and the WSPAI Wind Ensemble for a concert of works for band and pipe organ, featuring the Berghaus instrument at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church (35 South Franklin Street) in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Free.
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Behind the Facade:
A Listener’s Guide to the Pipe Organ
2010 Parkey organ, Opus 11, at First Presbyterian, Gainesville, Georgia
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