Cathedral organ to be featured on national radio show

Cathedral organ to be featured on 'Pipedreams'


Michael Barone, host of the nationally-syndicated radio program Pipedreams, will host and record a weekend event in Rochester featuring Eastman organ students and faculty playing three of the city’s finest organs and running the musical gamut from Bach to Gershwin.


Concerts are Feb. 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral; Saturday, Feb. 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Christ Church, 141 East Ave.; and Sunday, Feb.15 at 2:30 p.m. at the Auditorium Theatre.


Perhaps the greatest public face for the pipe organ in America, Barone has hosted Pipedreams for 25 years. The Rochester concerts will be recorded and broadcast on a future Pipedreams program. Pipedreams airs Sundays at 8 PM on WXXI, 90.5 FM.


At the Feb. 13 concert at the Cathedral, Eastman professors David Higgs and William Porter join their students in a two-hour performance followed by a reception.

Since seating at all performances is unreserved, the public is encouraged to arrive early. Doors open one hour prior to each concert.


The event is cosponsored by WXXI, the Eastman School of Music, the Rochester Theater Organ Society, and the Rochester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists. The concert is free.