Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
…performances by students and faculty of the Eastman School of Music during a remarkably popular and successful weekend organ festival.
…showcasing music by the foremost 19th century composer who did not write for the pipe organ, Richard Wagner (1813-1883).
Michael Barone makes personal appearances here and there, and would love to greet you at one of these upcoming events:
May 13–25, 2013
The tour bus is fully booked, but you're encouraged to check here for regular updates from Michael and his PIPEDREAMS friends during their adventures in Barcelona, Mallorca, the Basque country and Madrid.
June 8, 2013 – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Join Michael Barone and colleagues from the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists in a fun-for-the-family outing with the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Pipe Organ (by Dobson) in Verizon Hall, including a Children's Hour, silent films with organ accompaniment, the New City Brass Ensemble and other delights. And it all is FREE!
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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