Encore: Pipedreams Live! in Rochester (Part 1) #1320
…performances by students and faculty of the Eastman School of Music during a remarkably popular and successful weekend organ festival.
CHARLES-MARIE WIDOR: Finale, from Organ Symphony Number 6 in g, Opus 42, number 2 –Benton Blasingame
J.S. BACH: Fugue in D, BWV 532 –Amanda Mole
LOUIS VIERNE: Scherzo, from Organ Symphony Number 5 in A, Opus 47 –Brett Judson
MAX REGER: Trios –Malcolm Matthews
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.
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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.