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Recital--Organ Solo
Spivey Hall (Morrow, GA, United States)
Alan Morrison

PART I: THE KING OF INSTRUMENTS 3:00 PM FREE GENERAL ADMISSION, TICKETS REQUIRED ALAN MORRISON, ORGANIST-IN-RESIDENCE, SPIVEY HALL THOMAS MCCOOK, SPIVEY HALL ORGAN CURATOR, WIDENER & CO., INC. DWIGHT JONES, PRESIDENT, INTEGRATED ORGAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC Spivey Hall’s Fratelli Ruffatti pipe organ is a marvelous instrument. But how does it work? Why are there so many pipes, and why do they sound different? What’s going on with all those keyboards, knobs, and switches on the organ console? How are fingers and feet used to play the organ? Why does the organ have a computer? What are the creative choices organists must make when performing a particular piece of organ music? Answers to these and other organ mysteries will be revealed in a family-friendly, interactive session led by a trio of experts who star in Spivey Hall’s new educational video, The King of Instruments: History, Science, and Music of the Pipe Organ, written and directed by Marshall Peterson. Video excerpts will be followed by Q&A with the experts, musical examples and performances by Organist-in-Residence Alan Morrison, plus the chance to go on stage to see the organ console and peek into the organ case. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the lobby. The King of Instruments video is a production of Spivey Hall Education made possible by support from the Chaparral Foundation and the Spivey Hall Friends. PART II: DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING: ARCHITECTS OF SOUND 4:45 PM FREE General Admission, Tickets Required Architects of Sound tells the fascinating story of the step-by-step creation of Spivey Hall’s Albert Schweitzer Memorial Organ – from the shaping of molten tin-andlead alloy into pipes and the selection of mahogany logs used to build the organ by Fratelli Ruffatti in Italy, to the trans-Atlantic shipping of its many-thousand pieces to Georgia and its installation in Spivey Hall over a six-month period, culminating in the organ’s dedication concerts in May 1992. A 30-minute documentary broadcast throughout Georgia and the United States, Architects of Sound was produced in 1992 by Melissa Hampton for Georgia Public Television with videography by Don...

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Recital--Organ Solo
Spivey Hall (GA, United States)
Alan Morrison

PART I: THE KING OF INSTRUMENTS 3:00 PM FREE GENERAL ADMISSION, TICKETS REQUIRED ALAN MORRISON, ORGANIST-IN-RESIDENCE, SPIVEY HALL THOMAS MCCOOK, SPIVEY HALL ORGAN CURATOR, WIDENER & CO., INC. DWIGHT JONES, PRESIDENT, INTEGRATED ORGAN TECHNOLOGIES, INC Spivey Hall’s Fratelli Ruffatti pipe organ is a marvelous instrument. But how does it work? Why are there so many pipes, and why do they sound different? What’s going on with all those keyboards, knobs, and switches on the organ console? How are fingers and feet used to play the organ? Why does the organ have a computer? What are the creative choices organists must make when performing a particular piece of organ music? Answers to these and other organ mysteries will be revealed in a family-friendly, interactive session led by a trio of experts who star in Spivey Hall’s new educational video, The King of Instruments: History, Science, and Music of the Pipe Organ, written and directed by Marshall Peterson. Video excerpts will be followed by Q&A with the experts, musical examples and performances by Organist-in-Residence Alan Morrison, plus the chance to go on stage to see the organ console and peek into the organ case. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the lobby. The King of Instruments video is a production of Spivey Hall Education made possible by support from the Chaparral Foundation and the Spivey Hall Friends. PART II: DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING: ARCHITECTS OF SOUND 4:45 PM FREE General Admission, Tickets Required Architects of Sound tells the fascinating story of the step-by-step creation of Spivey Hall’s Albert Schweitzer Memorial Organ – from the shaping of molten tin-andlead alloy into pipes and the selection of mahogany logs used to build the organ by Fratelli Ruffatti in Italy, to the trans-Atlantic shipping of its many-thousand pieces to Georgia and its installation in Spivey Hall over a six-month period, culminating in the organ’s dedication concerts in May 1992. A 30-minute documentary broadcast throughout Georgia and the United States, Architects of Sound was produced in 1992 by Melissa Hampton for Georgia Public Television with videography by Don...

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Recital--Organ Solo
Spivey Hall (Morrow, GA, United States)
Alan Morrison

$40 | BUY TICKETS “Visionary in his choice of colors and ability to shape music into lucid forms” with “plenty of bravura when called for” (The Birmingham News), Spivey Hall Organist-in-Residence Alan Morrison is widely recognized as one of the premier concert organists of his generation. Head of the Organ Department at The Curtis Institute of Music, Associate Professor of Organ at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, and College Organist at Ursinus College, Morrison is a frequent performer in organ series across the United States and Canada. “A superlative artist”...

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Recital--Organ Plus
Spivey Hall (Morrow, GA, United States)
ALAN MORRISON, ORGANIST-IN-RESIDENCE, SPIVEY HALL

Organ Discovery Day FREE Musical examples and performances by Organist-in-Residence Alan Morrison, plus the chance to go on stage to see the organ console and peek into the organ case. Refreshments will be served afterwards in the lobby. The King of Instruments video is a production of Spivey Hall Education made possible by support from the Chaparral Foundation and the Spivey Hall Friends.

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MasterClass
St. Joseph Catholic Church (St. Joseph, MI, United States)
David Jonies
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Recital--Organ Solo
Princeton University Chapel (Princeton, NJ, United States)
Kristiaan Seynhave

Kristiaan Seynhave, first-prize winner of the International César Franck-Concours, is one of the world’s leading concert organists. Join him as he performs French Romantic works on the great Skinner/Mander organ in the grand acoustics of the Princeton University chapel. PROGRAM César Franck (1822-1890) Grande Pièce Symphonique Andante serioso – Allegro non troppo Andante Allegro Adagio Final Intermission Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937) Symphonie n° 5 Allegro vivace Allegro cantabile Andantino quasi allegretto Adagio Toccata Sunday, June 19, 3pm Princeton University Chapel Princeton, NJ General Admission $35, $25 and $10 Student Read more about Kristiaan Seynhave at...

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Recital--Organ Solo
Church of the Transfiguration (Orleans, MA, United States)
Dr. SharonRose Pfeiffer, Dr. James Jordan, Dr. David Chalmers

Organists at the Church of the Transfiguration offer a concert focused on the theme, a Celebration of Beauty. Featuring works by DeGrigny, Albright and Sowerby, this concert will be performed on the “overwhelmingly breathtaking” E.M. Skinner Organ by Dr. SharonRose Pfeiffer, Dr. James Jordan, and Dr. David Chalmers, graduates of Eastman School of Music, and artists-in-residence at the Church of The Transfiguration. This powerful instrument, restored by Nelson Barden of Boston, is comprised of seventeen different 20th Century E.M. Skinner organs, and is the only one in the world with its particular surround-sound configuration. Consistent with the artwork in the Church, the rich variety of sounds and voices it can create give it the ability to “speak” a multitude of musical languages in prayer and praise to God. $25; $20 for seniors; free for students and 18 & under Tickets: 508-240-2400 or...

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Recital--Organ Solo
United Congregational Church of Holyoke (Holyoke, MA, United States)
Rosalind Mohnsen
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The organ recital will use both instruments, the E. M. Skinner in the Sanctuary and the Aeolian-Skinner in the Chapel. A donation of $10 would be appreciated.

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Recital--Organ Plus
The Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart (Newark, NJ, United States)
John J. Miller
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Back by popular demand! The Ridgewood Concert Band under the direction of Dr. Christian Wilhjelm, joins forces with the New Jersey Festival High School Chorus, under the direction of Karen Gorzynski, to give the audience a rousing and memorable concert for all! A little of what you will hear at this concert: The Ridgewood Concert Band: Fanfare: This Broad Earth by Steven Bryant Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral by Richard Wagner (with John J. Miller, organist) New Jersey Festival Chorus: Aida Triumphal March by Giuseppe Verdi Tshosholoza by James Ames Walton Music – a cappella with drumming Shed a Little Light by James Taylor and Greg Jaspers There will also be a Prelude performance at 3:30 pm featuring the J.P. Stevens High School Wind Ensemble under the direction of Andrew...

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Recital--Organ Solo
Lippes Concert Hall, Slee Hall, University at Buffalo North Campus (Amherst, NY, United States)
Brian Glikes, Nathaniel Gumbs, Sarah Simko, Käthe Wright Kaufman
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Featured organists from the Eastman School: Brian Glikes Nathaniel Gumbs Sarah Simko Käthe Wright Kaufman Program to feature selected movements from the following: Vierne: Symphonie No. 3 in F-sharp minor, Op. 28 Widor: Trois nouvelle pièces, op. 87 Escaich: Cinq versets sur le “Victimae paschali” Tournemire: Choral-Improvisation sur le “Victimae paschali” Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D minor (“Dorian”), BWV 538 Sigfrid Karg-Elert: Trois Impressions, Op. 72 Calvin Hampton: Five Dances Mendelssohn: Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 65 Tickets are $15 for the general public and $10 for all seniors, UB Faculty/Staff/Alumni, and non-UB students. All UB students with a valid ID receive one complimentary ticket to all UB Music Department concerts. Tickets may be purchased in person at UB’s Center for the Arts box office, Monday-Friday between 10am-6pm, online at www.tickets.com (service charges apply), or one hour before concert time in the box office adjacent to the concert...

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