2000 C.B Fisk organ, Opus 116, in Finney Chapel at Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio

2000 C.B Fisk organ, Opus 116, in Finney Chapel at Oberlin College,...

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#0215: Oberlin’s New‘French’Fisk

The accent is convincing, but the context? On our next Pipedreams program, we listen to a new instrument fashioned in the manner of the great organs by 19th century French builder Aristide Cavaillé-Coll. But we’re not in a famous Parisian church, rather we’re on the Ohio plains southwest of Cleveland, at Finney Chapel of Oberlin College where the C.B. Fisk company of Gloucester, Massachusetts, set out to provide students with an experience they could only otherwise achieve abroad. We celebrate in style, with solos and orchestral pieces, as faculty recitalists Haskell Thomson and David Boe show off a new instrument which adds to a teaching resource unparalleled at any other American school. Join us at Finney Chapel to savor Oberlin’s New French Fisk, this week on Pipedreams.

#0323: Summer Fun

It’s time to take the organ out of its religious context, and enjoy it out of doors at Balboa Park in San Diego. We’ll also visit other venues where summer concerts win new friends for the King of Instruments. From the Methuen Music Hall in Massachusetts to the Mormon Tabernacle, from Balboa Park in San Diego to the Berks County Museum in Pennsylvania, we celebrate a season of adventure and discovery, a sampler of seasonal recital venues coast to coast. It’s all about having some Summer Fun.