For Immediate Release                                                                                   
Contact: Kristin Tutino, (585) 258-0253


Rochester, NY (January 29, 2009) - WXXI, the Eastman School of Music (ESM), Rochester Theater Organ Society, and the local chapter of the American Guild of Organists are proud to bring Pipedreams LIVE!  to Rochester. This three-day event, February 13-15, is presented by Pipedreams' host Michael Barone, and includes 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.

All concerts are free and open to the public. Concert locations:

  • Friday, February 13 at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 29 Flower City Park, Rochester
  • Saturday, February 14 at 7 p.m. at Christ Church Episcopal, 141 East Avenue, Rochester
  • Sunday, February 15 at 2:30 p.m. at Auditorium Theatre, 885 E. Main St., Rochester

Organ faculty members David Higgs, Hans Davidsson, and William Porter from the Eastman School of Music, whose Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative is a long-range project to make Rochester a global center for organ research and performance, will perform alongside Eastman School of Music students at each concert.

Mr. Barone will provide verbal program notes, converse with players, and demonstrate the mechanism and sound-palette of the featured instrument. Joining Mr. Barone for a special appearance will be WXXI's Richard Gladwell, host of With Heart & Voice, a weekly program of choral and organ music produced by WXXI and heard on Classical
91.5/HD91.5-1 Sundays at 8 a.m. and on more than 100 radio stations across the country.

Pipedreams spotlights extraordinary instruments and performers playing awe-inspiring music. The eloquent and good-humored host Michael Barone hosts the weekly program. Pipedreams airs Sundays at 8 p.m. on Classical 91.5/HD91.5-1. Mr. Barone has been involved with the pipe organ for more than 40 years. He is recognized nationally for his outstanding contributions to the world of organ music.

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