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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

Fabulous Philadelphia

…guest soloists alone, and with the Philadelphia Orchestra, make the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ (by Dobson) shine at Verizon Hall.

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Audio Complete Show 1 hr 58 Min

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Audio 1813 Hour 2 59:00 Min

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Music played in the program

Hour 1

SAMUEL BARBER: Toccata Festiva, Op. 36 –Philadelphia Orchestra/Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Paul Jacobs (2006 Dobson/Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/17/16)

WAYNE OQUIN: Reverie –Paul Jacobs (r. 5/8/10)

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Scherzo, fr Symphony No. 5, Op. 107 –Isabelle Demers (Pipedreams Archive, r. 1/19/.13)

CHRISTOPHER ROUSE: Organ Concerto (premiere) –Philadelphia Orchestra/Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Paul Jacobs (2006 Dobson/Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/17/16)

Hour 2

J. S. BACH: Duet in G, BWV 804, fr Clavierübung III –Paul Jacobs (r. 5/8/10)

LEO SOWERBY: Fanfare. MAX REGER: Passion, Op. 145, no. 4 –Eric Meyer, organist. Pipedreams Archive (r. 6/9/12)

JOSEPH JONGEN: Symphonie Concertante for Organ and Orchestra, Op. 81 –Philadelphia Orchestra/Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor; Peter Richard Conte (2006 Dobson/Kimmel Center, Philadelphia, PA) Pipedreams Archive (r. 11/6/14)


The 6,938-pipe Fred J. Cooper Memorial Pipe Organ (2006 Dobson, Opus 76) is featured throughout. Hear it live during the family-friendly, day-long Philadelphia Organ Day (June 23, 2018) at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), co-sponsored by the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.

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