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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Michael’s Appearances!

September 30-October 3, 2017
As part of the 57th Annual Organ Conference (devoted to the music of Louis Vierne at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michael Barone presents an illustrated talk on Vierne’s ‘Other Music’ (October 3, 9AM at Hill Auditorium). Of the sixty-two opus numbers assigned to Vierne’s published works, only seventeen are devoted to the many organ works for which he is remembered. Vierne composed a considerable number of unjustly neglected songs and solo piano pieces, as well as several monumental chamber works and an orchestral symphony! Perhaps not surprisingly, given the many vicisitudes that he endured during his life, the last two of Vierne’s completed works were a Low Mass for the Dead (organ) and an extended vocal solo, The Ballad of Despair.

October 6-21, 2017:
The fourth run of the Canadian International Organ Competition takes place in Montreal over two expansive weeks, with related activities nearly every day. Michael Barone will be present to ‘cover’ the final round and participate in activities October 20-22. Watch for a greying pony-tail.


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