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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

PROG No. 1812
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1721 Silbermann/St. George Church, Rotha, Germany

Bach, Abroad and At Home

……whether in his own country or in Switzerland, Japan or the USA, Bach’s music thrills, unequivocally.

PROG No. 1811
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The organ at St. Mary’s in Elsinore (Helsingør)

Buxtehude, Before and After

……Danish recitalist Bine Bryndorf provides an in-depth assessment of the greatest organ composer before Bach, Dieterich Buxtehude, plus works by his teacher Heinrich Scheidemann and his ‘followers’ Nicolaus Bruhns and Johann Sebastian Bach.

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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.

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:


April 6, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Michael Barone hosts the Minnesota debut of Danish recitalist Bine Bryndorf at House of Hope Church, Saint Paul.

Aprl 8, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Join Michael Barone in celebration of The Art of Diane Bish with the American Organ Institute at the University of Oklahoma.

April 21, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Michael Barone records British organist Tom Winpenny at the Cathedral of Saint Mark in Minneapolis, MN.

April 30, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
Might you spot Michael Barone taking notes while John Malkovich and Martin Haselböck present "Just Call Me God!" at Verizon Hall in Philadelphia?

May 4, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Michael Barone is host for a Members Recital sponsored by the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

May 6, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Michael Barone visits 1st Lutheran Church in Bemidji, Minnesota to record a concert on the new Casavant pipe organ there.

May 10, Thursday, 2:00 p.m.
Michael Barone is host for an 'organ crawl' to three impressive pipe organs in Naples, FL.

May 15-26, 2018
Join Michael Barone and friends for the annual Pipedreams Group Tour of historic organs… covering 5 centuries of the organ-builder's art… in Belgium.

June 3, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Michael Barone is host and interviews soloist Ahreum Han during a special program of organ with modern dance at Verizon Hall in Philadelphia, PA.

June 23, 2018, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Join master-of-ceremonies Michael Barone for the annual family-friendly Kimmel Center Organ Day in Philadelphia. It's free!

July 5, 2018, 3:30-7:00 p.m.
Michael Barone hosts a PIPEDREAMS LIVE! event featuring the seven Quimby Rising Stars young artists, plus Michael Unger premiering the final pieces in the Pipedreams-commissioned set of Preludes and Fugues in Jazz Style by Henry Martin! Public invited!

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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