Pipedreams Live! in Rochester (Part 2) #1014
…we return to upstate New York for performances by students and faculty of the Eastman School of Music recorded during a remarkably popular and successful weekend organ festival.
Filler –COLE PORTER: It’s De-Lovely (see above)
In February 2009, 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 orgy with Pipedreams host Michael Barone. Capacity audiences attended events at the Rochester Auditorium Theatre, with its 1928 Mighty Wurlitzer, recorded February 15, 2009; at Sacred Heart Cathedral featuring the 2008 Fritts organ, recorded February 13, 2009; and Christ Church Episcopal featuring the 2008 GoART Casparini Project organ, recorded February 14, 2009.
A prior broadcast Pipedreams Live! in Rochester (Part 1) #0942 was derived primarily from the Friday and Saturday night church concerts, and though we return to those venues here, briefly, our main focus is on theatre organ music from the Rochester Auditorium. Additional performances from that venue, by David Peckham, No Remaining Seats, and Jonathan Ortloff with Allan Ward, Clang, Clang, Clang, are available in CD format, too.
Our audio technicians discovered, too late, an unfortunate electrical grounding problem which introduced some noise into the recording made at the Rochester Auditorium. We hope this does not detract too much from your pleasure.