August 2012

  Recitals--Examples Last month I laid out some ideas about recital planning, especially how teachers can help students think about recital planning. This month, in a column with a somewhat unusual and more personal format, I will give two…
  Gregory S. Larsen died March 10 in Denver; he was 64. He grew up in Faribault, Minnesota and studied piano as a child, becoming a teenage choirmaster and organist at the Cathedral of Our Merciful Savior. Larsen graduated from the…
M. P. Rathke, Inc.,  Indianapolis, Indiana The Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, Arizona   During autumn 2008 we were contacted by Kimberly Marshall, director of the Arizona State University School of Music, who spoke of a museum that…
Thomas Prentice Sanborn (1892) Goulding & Wood, Inc. (2011) Cook Grand Hall Indiana Landmarks Center,  Indianapolis, Indiana Downtown Indianapolis is home to a number of architecturally distinguished churches from the last quarter of…
It was July of 2004. The voice on the phone was Douglass Hunt, premier organ technician for some of New York City’s highest profile churches and their giant organs. He had been in contact with Christ Church in the posh Bronx village of…
  The opening of Kansas City’s Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in September 2011 ended a sixteen-year search for a new location to house three of the region’s leading performing arts organizations—the Kansas City Ballet, Kansas…
  The stately leaded glass Venetian Ballroom of the late Gothic revival Berkeley City Club, not far from the university, was the site of a respectful and altogether moving program in honor of a great musician and friend, Gustav Leonhardt.…
On Saturday, June 2, Christopher Houlihan kicked off his six-city tour of the six Vierne symphonies with two recitals at the Church of the Ascension on Fifth Avenue in New York City. This church has been since 2010 the home to a large and…