Saturday, July 5, 2008

On-demand broadcast of world-class organ music from Trinity Church in NYC

Although opera aficiondos can now experience the Met, San Francisco, and Chicago Lyric operas at their local movie theaters, organ enthusiasts right off the internet via concerts that can be streamed on demand from Trinity Church in New York City. Trinity Church is sponsoring a series of concerts on its Marshall & Ogletree American Classic virtual pipe organ. The first concert, held on July 3rd featured Italian concert organists and recording artists Federica Iannella and Giuliana Maccaron, who used both chancel and gallery consoles during their concert, perform four-hand works by Morandi and Rossini. The concerts then continue with performances by Germany’s Barbara Dennerlein (July 10), England’s Jane Watts (July 17), America’s Joyce Jones (July 24), Russia’s Ludmila Golub (July 31), and Korea’s Ahreum Han (August 7). The catchy name of this series is Pedals & Pumps, A Festival of Organ Divas.

To hear and see the concert by Iannella and Maccaron, click here. then click the watch now button.

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