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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

 

A Pipedreams organ tour in Mexico!

January 28-February 6, 2005

Detailed itinerary & registration information | venues and instruments

  The organ at San Cayetano, Mina de Valenciana, Guanajuato
  The organ at San Cayetano, Mina de Valenciana, Guanajuato

Contemplating a winter vacation? Come with us ‘south of the border’ for a revelatory exploration of instruments in Mexico City, Guanajuato, Tlaxcala, Ocotlan, Queretaro, Huamantla and other colorful destinations.

Join hosts Michael Barone (of American Public Media’s PIPEDREAMS) and Edward Pepe (co-founder of the Westfield Center for Early Keyboard Studies and the Instituto de Órganos Históricos de Oaxaca) for a journey of discovery into the history of the earliest pipe organs build in the Americas.

You’ll see a monumental pair of ornately decorated organs in the Mexico City Cathedral, with dramatic horizontal trumpets, and other instruments with carved and painted casework so ornate as to almost make music for your eyes.

Hear and play works of the ancient Hispanic masters on instruments which speak their language. Experience a 12,000 heritage in one of the world’s mega-metropolis, and balance that with bucolic reflections in remote villages.

Detailed itinerary | expanded information about venues and instruments

 

Casavant organ at la Nueva Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Guadalope Organ, manuals and façade of the organ at la Sagrada Familia, Col. Sta. Ma. la Ribera, Distrito Federal Organ, manuals and façade of the organ at la Sagrada Familia, Col. Sta. Ma. la Ribera, Distrito Federal The organs at the Mexico City Cathedral
The organ at the National Auditorium, Mexico City 1794 Organ at Santa Maria Magdalena in San Martin Texmelucan, Puebla 1794 Organ at Santa Maria Magdalena in San Martin Texmelucan, Puebla 1794 Organ at Santa Maria Magdalena in San Martin Texmelucan, Puebla Organ and detail of Nuestra Señora de Ocotlan, Ocotlán, Tlaxcala
Organ and detail of Nuestra Señora de Ocotlan, Ocotlán, Tlaxcala Organ and detail of Nuestra Señora de Ocotlan, Ocotlán, Tlaxcala Main organ & Portative organ at Santa Anita Huiloac, Tlaxcala Main organ & Portative organ at Santa Anita Huiloac, Tlaxcala Organs at San Francisco and San Antonio, Querétaro
Organs at San Francisco and San Antonio, Querétaro The organ at San Cayetano, Mina de Valenciana, Guanajuato The organ at San Cayetano, Mina de Valenciana, Guanajuato Statue at La Magdalena, Tlatelulco Statue at La Magdalena, Tlatelulco
Gargoyle on the exterior of a church Carving on organ case Intricate Aztec carving at Templo Mayor
Schleig and Soehne organ at Santo Domingo, Mexico City Interior of the Church of La Ensenanza, Mexico City      

http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/mexico/mexicocity/cathedral/cathedral.html
http://www.differentworld.com/mexico/places/mexico_city/mexico_city.htm
http://www.planetware.com/photos/MEX/MXMC12.HTM

Auditorio Nacional

Chapultepec Castle
http://www.oldandsold.com/articles02/mexico_travel8.shtml
http://www.castles.org/castles/America/Mexico/Chapultepec-MexicoCity

Franz Mayer Museum
http://www.fm.coe.uh.edu/comparisons/museo.html

Pan American Tower

Holiday In Zocalo, Mexico City
http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/hd/MEXDT

San Jeronimo Convent

Templo Mayor, Mexico City
http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-2806047-templo_mayor_mexico_city-i

Spanish Casino, Mexico City

Las Vizcainas

San Ildefonso, Mexico City

Palace of the Mexican Inquisition

Tlaxcala

Posada San Francisco, Tlaxcala
http://portalsanmiguel.com/trips-of-month/tlaxcala.html

Hotel Mision Guanajuato
http://www.dilos.com/hotel/5055

La Valenciana

Casa de los Azulejos

Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City
http://travel.yahoo.com/p-travelguide-2805881-palacio_de_bellas_artes_mexico_city-i

Basilica in Guadalupe
http://www.planetware.com/photos/MEX/MXMC20.HTM

Ballet Folklorico
http://balletamalia.com

National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico City
http://www.mexicocity.com.mx/mantro.html