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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

PROG No. 1907
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1964 Fisk/King’s Chapel, Boston, MA

New Music from Boston

……premieres of commissioned works and spontaneous improvisations recorded during the 2014 AGO National Convention.

PROG No. 1906
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2002 Letourneau/Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Atlanta, GA

Prizewinners Play

……young musicians on the way up perform in Kansas, Georgia, and Massachusetts.

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Back to Bach Country!

Coming up in 2019, Michael will lead an adventure amidst instruments in Bach Country... pipe organs old and new in Saxony and Thuringia. Find more info on the upcoming tour here!

NOTE: The Pipedreams Spring 2019 Tour is full at 45 paying passengers. If you wish to be put on a waiting list, please email Nicole Greenly at MPR, or reach her via phone at (651)290-1560.

Missed out on Germany in May? We might go again in September… click here for details.

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.


Michael Barone

Listen to an interview with MPR's Tom Crann at the Minnesota State Fair, as Michael reflects on his first 50 years of working at Minnesota Public Radio.

Wesley C. Dudley II

Wesley C. Dudley II

We are deeply saddened to note the death of Wesley C. Dudley II who, with his wife Lucinda, was the first, continuous, and hugely encouraging supporter of our PIPEDREAMS productions. Wes succumbed to the ravages of Alzheimer's Disease on July 25, 2018.

As with so many of us, Wes's interest in the pipe organ was awakened early and continued through his life, resulting in involvements with many projects creating, adding to, or restoring instruments, encouraging young performers, and generally being where needed when needed in countless instances all across the country. We remain forever grateful. Click here for more information.


(The above photo shows Wes enjoying an outing on his boat, the "Donald Duck.")

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Continuing support of PIPEDREAMS is provided in memory of Wesley C. Dudley by his family, with additional support from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, by Jan and Steve Kirchner, by the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, in celebration of the life of Martha Hulings Kaemmer, and by listener-contributors to this public radio station. Support also comes from the member organizations of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond. An APOBA resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM or by calling 800-473-5270.


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