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.

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Sundays at 8pm on Classical 91.5

Currently on Pipedreams

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This month, host Michael Barone shares a number of unexpected submissions sent in by listeners like you.

Recently on Pipedreams

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This month, host Michael Barone takes us to Boston to hear historic instruments built by Elias and George Hook (6/22).

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Host Michael Barone takes us to hear organs in colleges, castles and cathedrals of the British Isles this month.

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Pipedreams Live! visits the University of Kansas on April 13th.

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Host Michael Barone introduces us to 85-year-old Wilma Jensen, one of Nashville's great organists.

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Host Michael Barone looks back at unique recital performances from the 2002 National Convention of AGO on Feburary 16.  But he starts the month off with a fanfare of the organ's trumpets.

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Host Michael Barone looks back at 2013 and takes us deep into the world of the Concerto, and memories of the 2008 National Convention of the AGO, this month on Pipedreams.

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