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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Michael’s Appearances!

September 23, 2018
In conjunction with the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Minnesota Public Radio salutes Michael Barone on the 50th anniversary of his employment by MPR and the 35th anniversary of his nationally-syndicated PIPEDREAMS broadcast.

Join us at The Wooddale Church (6630 Shady Oak Road) in Eden Prairie for a special public reception (beginning at 2PM) and performance event (3PM, with additional reception following) of varied and colorful music featuring on the largest pipe organ in Minnesota.

Guest soloists include Raymond Johnston (St. Mark’s Cathedral, Minneapolis), Kathrine Handford (Lawrence University, Appleton, WI), Jessica Park (University of St. Thomas Chapel), Robert Vickery (Holy Childhood RC Church, Saint Paul), Jacob Benda (Nativity Catholic Church, Bloomington), David Cherwien (National Lutheran Choir/Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Minneapolis), Melanie Ohnstad (Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis), Catherine Rodland (St. Olaf College, Northfield) and Michael Unger (University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, OH). Repertoire includes works by Minnesota composers Stephen Paulus, Paul Manz and Richard Proulx, Thomas Kerr, Calvin Taylor, Mary Beth Bennett, Robert Hebble and Daniel Gawthrop, and the Minnesota premiere of two new preludes and fugues by Henry Martin (Rutgers University, NJ), part of a 24-piece cycle commissioned by PIPEDREAMS..

The event is open to all with totally free admission.

 

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