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Does the Organ Matter?

Started by KB7DQH, November 20, 2010, 10:39:38 AM

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The subject is the title of the following news article...
QuoteTo be sure, the "king of instruments" can be a tough sell. The Cleveland Orchestra discontinued its organ recital series in 2006, largely because of insufficient attendance. Still, at least half a dozen concert halls in the U.S. not only present organ concerts, but have found imaginative ways to cultivate audiences for them. The Kimmel Center in Philadelphia has used its Dobson instrument to accompany silent films. The Pacific Symphony at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, Calif., has commissioned four new works for its Fisk organ, three of which have received their premieres; last year's holiday organ concert sold out the 1,600 available seats.

And a related article in the New York Times...

QuoteLong Missed and Awaited, Tully Hall Organ Greets Its Public


The objective is to reach human immortality—that is, to create things which are necessary to mankind, necessary to the purpose of the existence of mankind, and which have become the fruit that drives the creation of a higher state of mankind than ever existed before."