Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
…an exploration of the many sorts of composition that you find under the generic, historic title "Ricercar".
…whether with a single partner or an ensemble of violins, violas, cellos and basses, pipe organs, large and small, prove themselves amiable companions.
HOWEVER, we are deep into planning a trip to Australia (October 31-November 13, 2017)… specifically to Melbourne and Sydney. Watch our website 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!
Michael Barone makes personal appearances here and there, and would love to greet you at one of these upcoming events:
February 19, 2017:
There’s a likelihood that Michael Barone will show up for the gala organ inaugural (and 8-hour marathon performance) at the University of Iowa. If you’re in the area, stop by!
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 TBA.
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.
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Behind the Facade:
A Listener’s Guide to the Pipe Organ
1985 Taylor & Boody organ at Holy Cross College, Worcester, Massachusetts
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