1929 Skinner organ at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Ohio
1929 Skinner organ at Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, Ohio

Magic at the Museum #2414

. . . revel in the sounds of the unique Skinner pipe organ in Cincinnati’s art deco Union Depot.

Hour 1

AARON COPLANDFanfare for the Common ManBrady Harrison, timpani; Peter Richard Conte (r. 3/3/14)

CESAR FRANCK (trans. Dupré):  Symphonic Interlude, fr RedemptionFrederic Champion (r. 4/23/12)

Filler – JULES MOUQUET:  2nd Movement, fr Flute Sonata --Randy Bowman, flute; Benjamin Sheen, organ (r. 2/29/18)

MAURICE RAVEL (trans. Briggs):  Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2David Briggs (r. 11/17/08)

Hour 2

SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLORImpromptus, Op. 78, nos. 1 & 3. JOACHIN RODRIGOAdagio, fr Concierto de AranjuezRick VanMatre, saxophone; Isabelle Demers (r. 11/29/23

EDWARD ELGAR (trans. Sheen):  In the South (Alassio) –Benjamin Sheen (r. 2/29/16)

All performances feature the extraordinary 1929 Skinner pipe organ in the ‘American Symphonic Style’ installed by Harley Piltingsrud in the unique rotunda of Cincinnati’s spectacular Union Depot/Museum Center.  Both instrument and building are treasures, and together they create an effect that is beyond description!

The next Music in the Museum concert features Canadian recitalist Ken Cowan (Rice University Shepherd School of Music) on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at 7:30PM.  And you can enjoy various additional selections as included in previous PIPEDREAMS broadcasts, too:

Music In the Museum #1608

Museum Pieces #0345 

An Organist’s Yearbook #0452

Going On Record #0517 

In Concert #0909

April Love #1315

An Organist’s Yearbook #1352

Concert Clips #1638

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, WA, 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.