Michael Barone speaks to the audience during the Pipedreams 40th Anniversary concert.
Michael Barone speaks to the audience during the Pipedreams 40th Anniversary concert.
Steve Cohen

The 40th Anniversary Celebration #2401

. . . a lively concert of music for organ and orchestra, in observance of the forty years of PIPEDREAMS in national syndication.

Hour 1

SAMUEL BARBERToccata Festiva, Op. 36Stephen Self, organist

FRANZ LISZTHunnenschlacht – Battle of the HunsMichael Barone, organist

WILLIAM BOLCOMHumoreskBrenda Sevcik, organist

Filler - BARBER (see above)

Hour 2

JASON ROBERTSA Tribute (Hommage a Barone) –Damin Spritzer & Isabelle Demers (1987 Kney/University of St Thomas Chapel, Saint Paul, MN) PD Archive (r. 4/22/23)

JOSEPH JONGENSymphonie Concertante for Organ and Orchestra, Op. 81Aaron David Miller, organist

Filler - LISZT (see above)

The festival orchestra was led by conductor William Eddins.  Performances (r. September 17, 2023) feature the 67-rank 2003 L. W. Blackinton & Associates pipe organ in Benson Great Hall on the campus of Bethel University in Arden Hills, MN.

A souvenir album of photographs from this event can be found online, and you can also search our archive or other programs featuring the Blackinton pipe organ at Benson Great Hall.

Check out additional PIPEDREAMS history as revealed in some celebratory onstage comments made by MPR President Duchesne Drew and Michael Barone.

Continuing support of PIPEDREAMS is provided in loving memory of Lucinda and Wesley Dudley by their family, with additional support from Walter McCarthy, Clara Ueland, and the Greystone Foundation, from Jan and Steve Kirchner, from the Art and Martha Kaemmer Fund of the HRK Foundation, and from listener-contributors to this public radio station.  Support also comes from Parsons Pipe Organ Builders of Canandaigua, NY  and Pasi Organ Builders, Inc. of Roy, Washington, members of APOBA, the Associated Pipe Organ Builders of America, a collaborative of designers, creators, and maintainers of pipe organs found in religious and educational institutions, concert halls, and residences throughout the United States and beyond.  An APOBA resource guide and member prospectus is available at APOBA.COM.