Pipedreams

Pipedreams, which began production in 1982, remains the only nationally-distributed weekly radio program exploring the art of the pipe organ.  Building upon a curiosity which began in his teens, host and senior executive producer Michael Barone has been involved with the pipe organ for more than 50 years. He has been recognized nationally for his outstanding contributions to the world of organ music.  Michael brought Pipedreams to Rochester in 2009, recording two Pipedreams Live programs featuring students and faculty from the Eastman School of Music in one of the most "remarkably popular and successful weekend organ festivals" ever.  Michael’s talent and commitment has been recognized with numerous awards, including the American Guild of Organists President’s Award in 1996, the Distinguished Service Award of the Organ Historical Society in 1997 and the 2001 ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award. In November 2002 he was selected for induction to the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame.

When and where to tune-in

Sundays at 8pm on Classical 91.5

Currently on Pipedreams

Sundays at 8:00 p.m.

This month on Pipedreams, we celebrate the centenary of Reger's death, and hear a sample of organs that will be featured in the 2016 American Guild of Organists convention.

Sundays at 8:00 p.m.

This month on Pipedreams, we'll explore some unusual organ music albums as well as the range of moods a classical organ can portray.

Recently on Pipedreams

Sundays at 8:00 p.m.

This month on Pipedreams, we celebrate the centenary of Reger's death, and hear a sample of organs that will be featured in the 2016 American Guild of Organists convention.

Sundays at 8:00 p.m.

This month on Pipedreams, visit with British organist Margaret Phillips to hear Bach, and examples of her recorded work. Pipedreams also visits audio producer Christoph Frommen to talk about his recent projects.

Sundays at 8:00 p.m.

This month on Pipedreams, celebrate the births of Johann Sebastian Bach and Max Reger, as well as hear selected choral works and organ solos performed for Easter celebrations.  (And mark your calendar: host Michael Barone returns to Rochester, April 21-24 to present another series of programs recorded right here for Pipedreams Live!)

Sundays at 8:00 p.m.

This month on Pipedreams, hear performances from the American Guild of Organists Southeast Regional Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina as well as a celebration of the 191-rank Cassavant organ from Fort Worth, Texas.

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Pipedreams starts off the year with some new releases and music by Minnesota-based organist Aaron David Miller.

Sundays at 8:00 p.m.

Pipedreams wraps up the year with Christmas celebrations in music from across the United States and around the world.

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