Alcee Chriss III and Wayne Marshall, photos by Emily Gan and Charlie Best
Alcee Chriss III and Wayne Marshall, photos by Emily Gan and Charlie Best
Emily Gan and Charlie Best

News from Northrop #2407

. . . at the University of Minnesota’s landmark auditorium, the vintage Aeolian-Skinner organ gets a workout during appearances by Alcee Chriss III and Wayne Marshall, among others.

Hour 1

LEO SOWERBYComes Autumn TimeROBERT SCHUMANNCanonic Study in A-flat, Op. 56, no. 4. SERGEI RACHMANINOFF (trans. Chriss)Non-Allegro (i.), fr Symphonic Dances, Op. 45. CÉSAR FRANCK (trans. Chriss)Allegretto (ii.), fr Symphony in dRACHEL LAURINEpilogue, Op. 50Alcee Chriss III (1932-1935 Aeolian-Skinner/University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN) PD Archive (r. 10/24/23)

Filler – SOWERBY (see above)

Hour 2

GEORGE FAIRCLOUGHEventide Bill ChouinardCLARENCE MADERBell Serenade & Afternoon of a ToadJacob BendaHAROLD DARKEFantasy in E, Op. 39Dean Billmeyer (r. 10/13/18).  Mr. Benda explores several additional works by Clarence Mader in a CD release from Centaur Records, recorded at 1st Presbyterian Church in Kilgore, Texas.

ANDREW AGERToccata & FugueWAYNE MARSHALL:  Symphonic Improvisation on Diverse Themes (Harlane’s When you wish upon a star, Gershwin’s Lady be good & I got rhythm, and Rachmaninoff’s Prelude in g, Op. 23, no. 5) –Wayne Marshall (r. 7/7/23)

Filler – MADERAfternoon of a Toad (see above) 

Upcoming events in the 2023-2024 Northrop Organ Concert Series include Manual Cinema (shadow puppets) accompanied by Aaron David Miller (February 29, 2024) social media star Anna Lapwood (April 2, 2024), and visionary experimental artist Sarah Davachi (April 23).

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 Bond Organ Builders, Inc. of Portland, OR and Buzard Pipe Organ Builders of Champaign, IL, 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.