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Recital--Organ Plus
Basilica of St. Patrick's Old Cathedral (New York, NY, United States)
Jared Lamenzo

In the mid-nineteenth century, pipe organs were a symbol of America’s growing technological and cultural progress. Thousands of people would attend a new pipe organ installation in a church, and newspapers would rave about a new instrument’s power and innovative capabilities. Built before electricity was available, the magnificent 1868 Henry Erben is the last large, three-manual Erben organ, and one of only a few from the era left intact with its original voicing and mechanical action. This performance turns the magnificent Erben organ inside out, allowing the audience to see the interior mechanisms of the pipe organ projected on the walls of the Old Cathedral. Video cameras are placed inside the monumental organ, and the movements of the organ’s sculptural mechanisms are projected onto the architecture of the centuries-old Basilica. The audience, immersed in sound and light, experiences one of the few remaining examples of what New Yorkers were listening to before the invention of recorded sound. This pipe organ has propelled a renaissance in music-making at the Basilica, taking listeners to new spiritual and intellectual...

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Recital--Organ Solo
First Presbyterian Church (New York, NY, United States)
Jared Lamenzo

Recital to celebrate major work done on the instrument by Sebastian Gluck Orgelbau. Program includes Mendelssohn, Brahms, Schumann, Bach, Buxtehude and Frescobaldi

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Recital--Organ Solo
St. Patrick's Old Cathedral (New York, NY, United States)
Jared Lamenzo

Please join me for a recital of Bach, Brahms, and Mendelssohn on April 9, 2006 at 2:00PM at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. The event is part of the Cathedral’s bicentennial kick-off. After the performance, there will be a reception during which I will be giving a tour of the 1868 Henry Erben pipe organ. The Old Cathedral is located at Prince and Mott Streets in Nolita (the big stone building surrounded by the gravity-evading brick wall). For those of you who haven’t been up to the organ loft, it’s a rare opportunity to see what a 19th-century hydraulic computer looks like. Its sculptural mechanisms, of exemplary craftsmanship, control one of the few remaining large, unaltered mid-19th century pipe organs in its original acoustic space, anywhere. Before the invention of recorded sound and the foundation of philharmonic societies, the organ was the only mechanism able to interpret the European orchestral music and American popular music of the time for large audiences. Hope to see you...

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Recital--Organ Solo
St Patrick's Old Cathedral (New York, NY, United States)
Jared Lamenzo

An organ performance and video installation featuring the 1868 Erben Organ

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Recital--Organ Solo
Old St. Patrick's Cathedral (New York, NY, United States)
Jared Lamenzo

Jared Lamenzo will present a recital on the historic Erben organ for the Organ Historic Society. The instrument will receive a citation from the OHS.

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