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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[2006 Interlochen Summer Arts Camp Organ Studio.]
2006 Interlochen Summer Arts Camp Organ Studio. Pictured are (left to right) Ben Blasingame, Peter Godart, Alexis Van Z, Caroline Robinson, Roderick Demmings, Karianne Burns, Chris Prestia, Grace Mackson, and Mason Copeland.

[Summer Arts Camp Organ Studio participants work with instructor Tom G. Bara]
Summer Arts Camp Organ Studio participants work with instructor Thomas Bara.

[Tom G. Bara works with organist Caroline Robinson.]
Thomas Bara works with organist Caroline Robinson.

Rootin’ for the Youngsters

From seventh grade to graduate school, aged 12 to 21, these talented players point the way towards the pipe organ’s future.

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Program Broadcast dates:

  • Week of January 22, 2007

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Music played in the program

Rootin’ for the Youngsters…from seventh grade to graduate school, aged 12 to 21, these talented players point the way towards the pipe organ’s future.

The following three organists, Christian Lane, Wood, and Teardo were past winners of the Augustana Arts/Reuter National Undergraduate Organ Competition held at Augustana Lutheran Church in Denver, CO on the 1985 Reuter.

J.S. BACH: Prelude in a, S. 543 –Christian Lane [2002].

OLIVIER MESSIAEN: Joie et Clarte, from Les corps glorieuxJeffrey Wood [2004].

J.S. BACH: Fantasy and Fugue in c, S. 537 –Frederick Teardo [2001].

The following performers were student participants in the 2006 Summer Interlochen Arts Camp and performed on the 2006 Reuter in Dendrinos Chapel, Interlochen, MI

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Allegro con brio, 1st movement, from Sonata in B-flat, Opus 65, number 4 –Benton Blasingame, 11th grade.

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Prelude in G, Opus 37, number 2 –Karianne Burns, 11th grade.

J.S. BACH: Prelude in g, S. 558 –Peter Godart, 8th grade.

JEAN LANGLAIS: Prelude modal –Alexis Vanzalen, 11th grade.

DENNIS JANZER: Galeries Ancien –Roderick Demmings, 7th grade.

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Prelude in d, Opus 37, number 2 –Caroline Robinson, 9th grade

Chelsea Chen is also a past winner of the Augustana Arts/Reuter National Undergraduate Organ Competition.

CHELSEA CHEN: Taiwanese Suite [2003]. MAX REGER: Chorale-Fantasy, Hallelujah! Gott zu Loben, Opus 52, number 3 –Chelsea Chen (1995 Reuter/Heinz Memorial Chapel, University of Pittsburgh, PA) Chen CD-2006

Filler –MAX REGER: Chorale-Fantasy (see above)

 

Michael Barone was host for a Pipedreams Live! event at Interlochen, featuring students, faculty and alumni in Dendrinos Chapel/Redcital hall. Interlochen radio station WIAA-FM produced a broadcast of that February 4, 2007 event, and you’re invited to listen here.