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Historical Eclecticism: Organ Building and Playing in the 21st CenturySponsored by the Westfield Center for Historical Keyboard Studies and produced in collaboration with the University of Houston.April 12-14, 2012 - Houston, TexasThis conference will feature leading performers, organbuilders, and scholars and will showcase three of Houston’s historically-inspired organs: * Paul Fritts Op. 29 at St Philip Presbyterian Church (2010, III/Pd, 48 stops) * Martin Pasi Op. 19 at the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (2010, IV/Pd, 75 stops) * Fritz Noack Op. 128 at Christ the King Lutheran Church (1995, II/Pd, 30 stops)
Performers: * Gustavo Delgado (Mexico City) * Stephen Tharp (New York) * Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra (performer and author) * Kimberly Marshall (Arizona State University) * Robert Bates (University of Houston) * Mel Butler (St Mark's Cathedral, Seattle) * and three outstanding young organists: Naomi Shiga, Damin Spritzer, and Tom SchusterSpeakers: * Paul Fritts, (organbuilder) * Martin Pasi, (organbuilder) * Fritz Noack, (organbuilder) * Gustavo Delgado * Kimberly Marshall * Robert Bates (University of Houston) * Christopher Anderson (Southern Methodist University) * Matthew Dirst (University of Houston) * Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra * and three student paper competition winners
4:00pm Lectures by competition winners Randall Harlow, "Technology, Tradition, and the Analog Acoustic: New Synergies for 21st-Century Organ Building in the Woehl Studio Acusticum Organ"
Welcome to an international symposiumMonday, May 21, 2012 — No commentsHalfAn international symposium and festival celebrating the new, innovative organ, built by Woehl Orgelbau, in Studio Acusticum, Piteĺ, Sweden.Lectures – concerts – panel discussionsParticipants:Christoph Bossert, Kevin Bowyer, Hans Davidsson, Hans-Ola Ericsson, Jean Guillou, Hans Hellsten, Sverker Jullander, Hampus Lindwall, Kurt Lueders, William Porter, Harald Vogel, Peter Williams and many others.More information, programme, and registration form on www.ltu.se/org/kklThe inauguration of the organ will take place on October 13, 2012The Piteĺ Organ Symposium is organized by the Department of Arts, Communication and Education at Luleĺ University of Technology, with the support of the Wenner-Gren Foundations.