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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[2000 GoArt/Örgryte New Church, Göteburg, Sweden]
The Fred J. Cooper Memorial Pipe Organ (by Dobson) in Verizon Hall at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center.

Verizon Hall Spotlight

…select solos and works for organ and orchestra, featuring the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Pipe Organ (by Dobson) in Verizon Hall at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center.

Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 1443 Hour 1 59:00 Min

Audio 1443 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

HANDELOrgan Concerto in g, Op. 4, no. 1Matt Glandorf, organist

JOSEPH JONGENHymne, Op. 78 –Matt Glandorf, organist

STEPHEN PAULUSOrgan Concerto No. 1 (1992)Alan Morrison, organist

Hour 2

CALVIN HAMPTONThose Americans, fr 5 Dances (1982)Alan Morrison, organist

JONGENPriere, Op. 37, no. 3Alan Morrison, organist

DIRK BROSSÉBlack, White and In BetweenMiho Saegusa, violin; Alan Morrison, organist

JOSEF RHEINBERGEROrgan Concerto No. 2 in g, Op. 177Jeffrey Brillhart, organist



In these concerto performances, Dirk Brossé conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia (r. 1/19/14).  He will conduct the world premiere of his new Organ Concerto in Verizon Hall with the COoP and soloist Allan Morrison on May 10, 2015.

Note that the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ (built by Dobson) at Verizon Hall will be featured in a sequence of special Philadelphia Orchestra concerts, The Art of the Pipe Organ (October 16-November 8), including a late-night Hallowe’en Organ Extravaganza (October 31) and a sequence of three superb concertos featuring three outstanding soloists (November 6-7-8).

The 1992 premiere performance of the Stephen Paulus Organ Concerto No. 1 is available on compact disc (Pipedreams Premieres, Volume 2).

The solo performances by Alan Morrison in works by Jongen and Wilson are available on compact disc (ACA Digital 20108). And the entire concert is available as an mp3 download, too.

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