Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments
Michael hosts a free evening performance by the remarkable and youthful soloist Nathan Laube (faculty, the Eastman School of Music) featuring the Blackinton pipe organ in the Benson Great Hall on the campus of Bethel University in Saint Paul, MN.
For the fourth straight year, Michael Barone participates in the East Texas Pipe Organ Festival, recording splendid performances in Kilgore and Longview (TX) and Shreveport (LA) featuring a stunning mix of outstanding young talent and celebrated internationally-renowned soloists. Enjoy concerts by Damin Spritzer, Bradley Welch, Todd Wilson, David Baskeyfield, Charles Callahan, Scott Dettra, Adam Pajan, Caroline Robinson, Jelani Eddington, Monica Czausz, Matthew Lewis and Ken Cowan. Sample a single event, or come for the entire five-day festival and let the American Classic aura of the region’s Aeolian-Skinner pipe organs work its magic. You’ll not be disappointed.
Meet up with Michael as he records a free afternoon concert by the youthful Hungarian-born recitalist Balint Karosi as he plays on the 1986 Gabriel Kney mechanical-action pipe organ in the chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas on the campus of the University of St. Thomas (Cleveland at Ashland) in Saint Paul,MN.
Join Michael as he records an evening concert by the renowned soloist Hector Olivera, featuring the recently-reconditioned Möller-Sipe-Wicks at Christ United Methodist Church (400 5th Avenue SW) in Rochester, MN.
Michael Barone hosts a Pipedreams Live! Edition of the annual Holiday Pipes extravaganza at the Catlett Music Center in Norman, OK , featuring students and faculty of the University of Oklahoma’s American Organ Institute. Details TBA.
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.