Portland's Pipes #1228
…we prelude the upcoming centenary of the oldest working municipal pipe organ in the United States, the famed Kotzschmar Memorial Organ in Merrill Auditorium, the pride of Portland, Maine!
Municipal organist Ray Cornils reflects on the colorful background of this remarkable instrument and the important ongoing work of the Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ. Michael Barone will visit Portland as master-of-ceremonies for several events during the Kotzschmar Organ’s Centennial Celebration (August 17-22, 2012). Come out to visit…and experience this vital piece of American musical history live! (the organ, not Barone!).