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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Michael’s Appearances!

Michael Barone makes personal appearances here and there, and would love to greet you at one of these upcoming events:

June 7, 2014, Saturday:

11:00AM-5:00PM – Michael Barone is master-of-ceremonies for Philadelphia Organ Day 2014, a free, day-long, family-friendly exploration of the 111-stop Fred J. Cooper Memorial Pipe Organ by Dobson at Philadelphia's Verizon Hall.

                Organized by the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, the morning and afternoon provide an amazing variety of enjoyable opportunities to experience the pipe organ live:  organ solos by local artists; silent film features with organ accompaniments; guest appearances by soloists and chorus from Opera Philadelphia; a puppet-theater presentation of Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" (in an organ transcription played by Peter Richard Conte); a behind-the-scenes organ demo, plus pipe-voicing demonstrations by artisans from the organ shop of Patrick J. Murphy; and the cheerful sound of band organs in the Kimmel Center atrium space.  Come for the entire day, or share and sample as your schedule allows…you will not be disappointed!



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.