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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

PROG No. 1716
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Diane Bish

For the Joy of Music!

…a 35th anniversary tribute to Diane Bish, First Lady of the Pipe Organ in the USA.

PROG No. 1715
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1997 Schoenstein/1st-Plymouth Congregational Church, Lincoln, NE

An Easter Bouquet

…music of profound introspection and overt rejoicing for the Christian Resurrection festival.

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An Australian Adventure!

Join us as we travel to Australia (October 31-November 13, 2017)...specifically to Melbourne and Sydney. Click here for more information about this special Pipedreams 35th Anniversary Tour hosted by Michael Barone. Get the news first when you sign up for our newsletter!

Meet Michael!

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

March 18, 2017:
Join Michael Barone and friends for a full morning and afternoon of free performances during the annual Before Bach’s Birthday Bash in the Twin Cities. Details here.

March 29, 2017
Michael hosts a concert featuring the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ at Philadelphia’s Verizon Hall, with organist Jeffrey Brillhart and the all-woman Norwegian brass ensemble tenThing.

May 20, 2017
Michael hosts another Kimmel Center Organ Series concert, featuring Atlanta virtuoso Norman Mackenzie in a solo performance on the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ.

June 10, 2017
Join Michael Barone and an amiable crew of local soloists and ensembles for the day-long 7th Annual Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Day at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia…with fun for the entire family!

August 5-11, 2017
Join with Michael Barone (co-chair) and friends for the Organ Historical Society’s 2017 National Convention in Minnesota!

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.

An Amazing Organ Restoration Story:

[Organ Renovation]
On many occasions, PIPEDREAMS broadcasts have featured compact discs from the catalog of JAV Recordings. The inspiration for that catalog, and the devotion of its manager, was initiated years ago by the sound of a modest church organ in Brooklyn, an instrument that had been silent for more than a decade, but now lives again! The organ at Our Lady of Refuge Church is quite extraordinary, and its restoration revealed a surprisingly versatile instrument which, despite its modest specification, has been proven capable of playing a wide variety of music in an authoritative and compelling way. Check out a New York Times article about its restoration, enjoy the Brooklyn Daily newspaper coverage of its rededication, and listen to the organ put to the test by Olivier Latry as Father Michael Perry exhorts it to fulfill its destiny below, and follow the history of the project.



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