Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
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.