Sun, 01/11/2009 - 8:00pm

Host, Michael Barone

Beginning Sunday, January 11, Classical 91.5's Sunday evening schedule will change slightly. Due to Pipedreams expanding to a full two-hour format, Pipedreams will air from 8-10 p.m., followed by Music from the Hearts of Space at 10 p.m., Music of the 21st Century at 11 p.m. and Classical 24 at midnight.

Celebrating more than twenty-five years on the air, Pipedreams is the only weekly radio program that explores the full range of the art and potential of the pipe organ.

Each week, Pipedreams host Michael Barone shares selected organ works and performances, and in doing so, encourages listeners to engage both their ears and imaginations to gain greater appreciation of this instrument. He talks with composers, organists, organ builders and restorers. The show features brand new instruments in churches and concert halls, plus historic pipe organs recorded in locations around the world, from ancient instruments in vast cathedrals to the “mighty Wurlitzers” of movie house fame.




Micheal Barone's Pipe Dreams show

That is a wonderful idea (on educating listeners on the beauty of organ music), and I am happy to see the program expanded to a 2-hour show, beginning on my birthday. I own a 1969 Balwin organ and enjoy playing simplified renditions of When the Staints go marching in, Aura Lee, and Mari-Ann.

Pipedreams fans should also

Pipedreams fans should also mark your calendar as host Michael Barone will be coming to Rochester, February 13-15, 2009 to record three concerts for possible use on a future Pipedreams Live! program.  Concerts will take place at Sacred Heart, Christ Church and the Auditorium Theater, in partnership with the organ department at ESM, the Rochester Chapter of AGO and the RTOS.  Be listening to Classical 91.5 for more information, or check out my Program Director's blog page. Visit our Pipedreams Live! page.

[Edit: Added link to information page.]

Thank you!

From 1994-1994 I spent many hours in a basement lab of UMaine at Orono feeding the gas chromatograph with samples for my Master's project - and regularly listening to WXXI Rochester, New York's, Piepe Dreams. Thank you so much! Jan (Göttingen, Germany)