October 2011

David Petty & Associates, Eugene, Oregon Seattle University, Seattle, Washington David Petty & Associates of Eugene, Oregon have recently delivered their Opus 5 to St. Ignatius Chapel at Seattle University. The organ contains four…
Anabel Taylor Chapel Cornell University Baroque Organ Ithaca, New York GOArt / Parsons / Lowe Selection In 2003 Cornell University began planning for a new Baroque organ that would complement the existing Aeolian-Skinner organ in Sage…
Surrounded by farmlands planted in thick carpets of corn, Grinnell, Iowa, is considered one of the most livable small towns in America. Founded in 1854 by abolitionist minister Josiah B. Grinnell, it is home to the college that now bears…
The train slammed to a hard stop, almost throwing me to the floor. “We are experiencing an earthquake. Please wait a moment,” came the voice from the intercom system of the Tokyo subway car. Earthquakes are a part of life in Japan, but no…
This and that This month’s column is a grab bag or miscellany of sorts. I will add to what I have already written about each of my last two subjects—memorization and interpretation—based partly on feedback and discussions that I have…
Can it be fixed? I love to cook. Wendy says I have a lot to show for it. I usually don’t follow recipes but I enjoy reading cookbooks to learn how successful chefs think about food, how they blend and enhance flavors, what techniques they…
  Wally Behnke died June 2 at the age of 91 in Alpena, Michigan. He was a contributor to the early development of electronic organs for home and institutional use during the 1950s through the 1970s. Born March 16, 1920 in Alpena,…