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Celebrating the pipe organ, the King of Instruments

[2008 GoART Casparini Project organ at Christ Church Episcopal, Rochester, NY] [decorative stamp]
2008 GoART Casparini Project organ at Christ Church Episcopal, Rochester, NY

[2008 Fritts organ at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Rochester, NY] [decorative stamp]
2008 Fritts organ at Sacred Heart Cathedral, Rochester, NY

[David Higgs, Professor and Chair of Organ and Historical Keyboards Department] [decorative stamp]
David Higgs,Professor and Chair of Organ and Historical Keyboards Department

Pipedreams Live! in Rochester – Part 1 (encore)

…performances by students and faculty of the Eastman School of Music during a remarkably popular and successful weekend organ festival.

Original Broadcast date:

•October 19, 2009 as Show #0942

Audio 1 hr 58 Min

Audio 59:00 Min

Audio 59:00 Min

Program Broadcast dates:

Links and Resources:

Music played in the program

Hour 1

CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Finale, from Organ Symphony Number 6 in g, Opus 42, number 2 –Benton Blasingame

GASTON LITAIZE: Lied, from Douze PiecesLars Gjerde

J.S. BACH: Fugue in D, BWV 532 –Amanda Mole

STEPHEN KENNEDY: 3-3-33Hans Davidsson, David Higgs, and William Porter

STEVEN SEIGART: Improvisation March –Steven Seigart

JOHANN CHRISTIAN HEINRICH RINCK: Flute Concerto, 1st movement –Annie Laver

COLE PORTER: It’s d ’LovelyJonathan Ortloff, organ; Allan Ward, drums

Hour 2

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Prelude & Fugue in a –Thatcher Lyman

LOUIS VIERNE: Scherzo, from Organ Symphony Number 5 in A, Opus 47 –Brett Judson

LOUIS VIERNE: Final, from Symphony Number 6 in b, Opus 59 –David Baskeyfield

MAX REGER: Trios –Malcolm Matthews

FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Sonata in f, Opus 65, number 1, movements 3 & 4 –David Higgs

Several years ago, the Eastman-Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI), the Rochester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, the Rochester Theatre Organ Society and public radio station WXXI-91.5FM collaborated in a three-day organ experience with Pipedreams host Michael Barone. Capacity audiences attended events featuring two new instruments, at Sacred Heart Cathedral (2008 Fritts organ) and Christ Church Episcopal (2008 GoART Casparini Project organ), and a very well-attended afternoon extravaganza featured a Wurlitzer at the Rochester Auditorium Theatre. This is the first of two programs derived from those weekend events. Mr. Ortloff's performances are available on CD from his website. This 'encore' program was broadcast originally in October 2009 as #0942.

For information about a possible future PIPEDREAMS LIVE! event in your neighborhood, and links to past programs in the series, click here.

And while you're here, why not visit our Pipedreams tour log of Spain! We just got back and are excited to share with you pictures and stories. Such a beautiful country with an incredibly rich organ culture.


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