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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Dec
11
2017
PROG No. 1750
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1992 Ruffatti at Spivey Hall, Morrow, GA

An American Organist's Christmas

……soloists, composers and instrument builders all around our country celebrate the holiday season.

Dec
4
2017
PROG No. 1749
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2009 van den Heuvel/Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark

Organ and Orchestra

……ever since Bach and Handel, this combination of instruments has continued to engage and excite.

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Beautiful Belgium!

The next Pipedreams Group Tour takes us for the first time to Belgium (May 15-26, 2018), and you’re invited to join us! Brochure available here.


Meet Michael!

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

 

December 9, 2017
Find Michael at the digital audio archive controls for a performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at the Saint Paul Seminary Chapel on St. Paul’s Summit Avenue.

January 27, 2018
Michael’s involved in another recording project for the Chamber Music Society of Saint Cloud at St. Mary’s Cathedral…with the Chestnut Brass Company.

February 16, 2018
Michael moderates a Verizon Hall Organ Series intermission conversation with Branford Marsallis and Jean-Willy Kunz. 

February 18-21, 2018
Michael catches up with the second half of the International Organ and Early Music Festival in Oaxaca, but you can partake of the entire adventure.

March 17, 2018
Join Michael and Friends for the annual day-long Before Bach’s Birthday Bash in the Twin Cities.


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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National broadcasts of Pipedreams are made possible with funding from Mr. and Mrs. Wesley C. Dudley, MAHADH Fund of HRK Foundation, by the contributions of listeners to American Public Media stations, and by the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, APOBA, representing designers and creators of fine instruments heard throughout the country, on the Web, and toll-free at 800-473-5270.

 

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