Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
November 9-14, 2014:
Lorenz Maycher's annual East Texas Pipe Organ Festival has proven itself sufficiently attractive that Michael Barone will travel with recording equipment to document the numerous instruments voiced by Roy Perry…in Kilgore, Longview, Palestine, Tyler, Shreveport and Dallas. Your assist in lugging equipment cases will be welcome. :-)
November 16, 2014, Sunday at 7:00 p.m.:
As part of the free Broadway Music Series at Broadway Baptist Church (305 West Broadway) in Fort Worth, TX, Michael Barone teams up with resident musician Albert Travis, the Festival Brass Ensemble, and an all-star cast of six other exceptional area organ soloists for an entertaining Pipedreams Live! event. Come to hear exciting music by André Raison, Louis Vierne, Andrew Lloyd, Rachel Laurin, Aaron David Miller and Marcel Dupré played on the Rildia Bee Obryan Cliburn Pipe Organ (Casavant Opus 3750), the largest pipe organ in Texas! Everyone is invited; bring the entire family!
November 18, 2014, Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.:
To culminate his nine-day visit to the Lone Star State, Michael Barone hosts a second Pipedreams Live! concert at the Church of Saint Michael and All Angeles (8011 Douglas Avenue) in Dallas, TX, part of the free Saint Michael Presents community concert series. Featuring a totally different roster of artists and list of composers from the Fort Worth evening, and highlighting the church's 68-stop Schudi pipe organ, this program also includes works for organ-and-brass, plus solos by visiting artists Damin Spritzer, Michael Shake, Chris Brunt and Colin Howland, and duets by resident musicians Hyeon Jeong and James Diaz. Come on out and say hello!
November 23, 2014, Sunday at 7:30 p.m.:
Join host Michael Barone for the 10th Anniversary Birthday Party for the Walt Disney Concert Hall pipe organ in Los Angeles. With tonal design by Manuel Rosales, and mechanical design and construction by the German firm of Glatter-Götz, this organ has earned a special notoriety for its visual design by the hall's architect, Frank Gehry, engendering several nicknames, among them Hurricane Mama! You'll get all shook up during performances by a star-studded roster of soloists including Frederick Swann, Ken Cowan, Cherry Rhodes, Christoph Bull, Chelsea Chen, Aaron David Miller, Carol Williams and Cameron Carpenter. We hope you can come!
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.