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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Michael’s Appearances!

June 11, 2016

Bring the family down to meet guest host Michael Barone and enjoy free activities morning and afternoon at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center during the annual Philadelphia Organ Day celebration, featuring the 124-rank Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ (built by Dobson) in Verizon Hall, a varied program for listeners of all ages co-sponsored with the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organist.


June 14-18, 2016
There’s nothing quite like it…one of the world’s foremost horticultural displays surrounds a grand 10,010-pipe organ in it ballroom home, and this is the site of the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition.  Join host Michael Barone for the preliminary round (June 14 & 15), explore the gardens, and learn about the detailed renovation of Longwood’s magnificent 1930 Aeolian pipe organ, originally built for the enjoyment of the family and friends of Pierre duPont, now part of an internationally renowned botanic installation.