Rochester recorded Pipedreams

Rochester recorded Pipedreams

Sun, 10/25/2009 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Michael Barone on stage at the Auditorium Theatre in Rochester, NY

Pipedreams came to Rochester last February to record with Eastman School organ professors and students.

The Rochester recorded episode of the national radio series Pipedreams! premieres Sunday, October 25 at 8 p.m. on Classical 91.5/90.3/HD91.5-1.This is the first of two programs derived from February 2009’s Pipedreams Live! event, which was hosted by WXXI, the Eastman School of Music (ESM), Rochester Theater Organ Society, and the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists. The three-day event with Pipedreams' host Michael Barone included concerts on the Paul Fritts Opus 26 at Sacred Heart Cathedral, the Craighead-Saunders Organ at Christ Church Episcopal, and the Wurlitzer at the Auditorium Theatre.

The October 25th broadcast features Eastman School of Music’s organ professors David Higgs, Hans Davidsson, and William Porter, who perform alongside current Eastman School of Music students Benton Blasingame, Lars Gjerde, Steve Seigart, Annie Laver, Thatcher Lyman, Brett Judson, David Baskeyfield, Malcolm Matthews, and now graduated Amanda Mole.

For 25 years Pipedreams has provided weekly radio broadcasts showcasing the diverse range and potential of the pipe organ. Host and Senior Executive Producer Michael Barone of Pipedreams has been recognized for his talents and honored with numerous awards including the 2001 American Guild of Organists President’s award in 1996. He was recently inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame in 2002. Pipedreams airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on WXXI-FM 91.5/90.3/FM HD91.5-1.


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