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OCTOBER 2017
Enjoy organ music in its infinite variety each week on PIPEDREAMS from American Public Media, heard Sundays at Midnight on Classical WQXR-105.9 FM, New York City. PIPEDREAMS is also available OnDemand at www.pipedreams.org. For more information: www.wqxr.org/programs/pipedreams.

Unless otherwise noted, each event is in Manhattan.

October 1 – Sunday

3.00 pm. Andrew Henderson (Dir. of Music & Organist), organ. Works by Franck (Trois Chorals) and J. S. Bach. Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave./73rd St. Tickets: $25, $20 students & seniors 62+, Children 12 & under, free. 212-288-8920. Handicapped accessible facility

3.15 pm. Vincent Carr (Bloomington, Ind.), organ. St. Patrick's Cathedral, Fifth Ave./51st St. Free. 212-753-2261 x787. Handicapped accessible facility

4.00 pm. Craig Cramer (Notre Dame, Ind.), organ. J.S. Bach: Passacaglia et thema fugatum in C Minor, BWV 58; Ethel Smyth: Prelude and Fugue on O Traurigkeit, O Herzeleid; Toni Zahnbrecker: Introduction, Scherzo und Fuge on B-E-A-T-E; Lynn Trapp: Salutation, Petition, and Acclamation on Salve Regina; Dandrieu: Noël à minuit fut un Reveil; Fauchard: Le Mystère de Noël. Fordham University Church, Fordham University, 441 E. Fordham Rd., The Bronx. Free. 718-817-4504. Handicapped accessible facility

5.15 pm. Mona Rozhdestvenskyte (Detmold, Germany), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

October 3 – Tuesday

12.20 pm. Bach at Noon. Thirty Minute Musical Offerings Celebrating the Organ Works of J. S. Bach. Grace Church, 802 Broadway/10th St. Free; consider bringing a dry food good or toiletry to help the needy of our city. 212-254-2000 ext. 110. Handicapped accessible facility

12.30 – 1.00 pm. Midday Music Concerts. Yen Yu Chen (New York City), soprano; Henry Lee (New York City), organ. Vierne: Les Angelus, Op. 57; Nadia Boulanger: Three Pieces for Organ; Fauré: "Pie Jesu" from Requiem, Op. 48; Lili Boulanger: Pie Jesu. Church of the Transfiguration (Episcopal), 1 East 29th St. Sugg. donation: $6. 917-825-7504. Handicapped accessible facility

October 4 – Wednesday

12.00 pm. Matthew Koraus (Huntington, N.Y.), organ. Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, 89 Ridge St., Newark, N.J. Freewill offering. 973-484-2400. Handicapped accessible facility

4.00 pm. Craig Cramer (Notre Dame, Ind.), organ. J.S. Bach: Passacaglia et thema fugatum in C Minor, BWV 58; Ethel Smyth: Prelude and Fugue on O Traurigkeit, O Herzeleid; Toni Zahnbrecker: Introduction, Scherzo und Fuge on B-E-A-T-E; Lynn Trapp: Salutation, Petition, and Acclamation on Salve Regina; Dandrieu: Noël à minuit fut un Reveil; Fauchard: Le Mystère de Noël. Fordham University Church, Fordham University, 441 E. Fordham Rd., The Bronx. Free. 718-817-4504. Handicapped accessible facility

October 6 – Friday

6.30 pm. Bogna McGarrigle (New York City), organ. St. Malachy's Catholic Church – The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St. (between Broadway & 8th Ave.). Free. 2120489-1340 ext 131. Handicapped accessible facility

October 8 – Sunday

3.00 pm. Mark Herman (Los Angeles, Calif.), organ. LIU Schwartz Athletic Center (formerly the Brooklyn Paramount Theatre), 385 Flatbush Ave. Ext./DeKalb Ave., Brooklyn. Sponsored by New York Theatre Organ Society. This is the last chance to hear the organ in the BEST acoustics it has ever had before the Paramount Theatre is renovated back to a performance center. The theatre will be closed for 2 years during the construction. Tickets: $15 General; $10 NYTOS Members & Seniors. Handicapped accessible facility

3.00 pm. Anthony Newman (Bedford, N.Y.), organ. Second Inaugural Concert of the new organ by Meloni & Farrier. Works by Bach, Mozart, Newman. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, 2325 Newtown Ave., Astoria (Queens), N.Y. Free. 718-278-1834.

5.00 pm. James Wetzel (New York City), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Free. 212-316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility

5.15 pm. Virginia Bolena (Staunton, Va.), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

October 9 – Monday

6.00 pm. Alessandro Pittorino, organ. Winner of Chapter competition. Followed by champagne reception. Christ Church Church, United Methodist, 520 Park Ave./60th St. NYC Chapter AGO Event. Free to NYC Chapter members; others $10 at the door. Handicapped accessible facility

October 10 – Tuesday

12.20 pm. Bach at Noon. Mark Steinbach(Providence, R.I.), organ. Program: Pièce d’orgue, Très vitement; Gravement; Lentement, BWV 572; Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend’!, (Kirnberger), BWV 709; Meine Seele erhebt den Herren, (Schübler), BWV 648; Prelude und Fuge in e moll, BWV, 548. Grace Church, 802 Broadway/10th St. Free; consider bringing a dry food good or toiletry to help the needy of our city. 212-254-2000 ext. 110. Handicapped accessible facility

12.30 pm. Prism Concert Series. Werner Parecker (Kiel, Germany), organ. Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave./55th St. Free. 212-838-5123. Handicapped accessible facility

7.00 pm. Sacred Sounds at St. Paul's. Daniel Ficarri (New York City), organ. The Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Columbus Ave./60th St. Free. 212-265-3495 x345. Handicapped accessible facility

October 11 – Wednesday

12.00 pm. Joseph Ripka (Stonington, Conn.), organ. Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, 89 Ridge St., Newark, N.J. Free-will offering. 973-484-2400. Handicapped accessible facility

October 13 – Friday

6.30 pm. Ryan Jackson (New York City), organ. St. Malachy's Catholic Church – The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St. (between Broadway & 8th Ave.). Free. 2120489-1340 ext 131. Handicapped accessible facility

October 15 – Sunday

3.00 pm. Students from Mannes College, with Andrew Henderson (Dir. of Music & Organist), organ. Part of the city-wide festival showcasing students and faculty from Mannes College—The New School for Music. Keyboard works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, and Lowell Liebermann; Bruch’s Kol Nidre; songs by John Harbison; and Robert Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 47. Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave./73rd St. Tickets: $25, $20 students & seniors 62+, Children 12 & under, free. 212-288-8920. Handicapped accessible facility

5.00 pm. Joseph Fala (New Haven, Conn.), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Free. 212-316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility

5.15 pm. Jason Roberts (New York City), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

October 18 – Wednesday

12.00 pm. Clara Gerdes (Philadelphia, Pa.), organ. Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart, 89 Ridge St., Newark, N.J. Free-will offering. 973-484-2400. Handicapped accessible facility

October 19 – Thursday

7.00 pm. Three Organists Spectacular. Jennifer Pascual (Dir. of Music), Daniel Brondel (Assoc. Dir. of Music), and Michael Hey (Assoc. Dir. of Music). St. Patrick's Cathedral, Fifth Ave./51st St. Free-will offering. 212-753-2261 x788. Handicapped accessible facility

October 20 – Friday

6.00 pm. Gwendolyn Toth, organ with Philip Anderson, tenor. Sweelinck and His Contemporaries. Works by Sweelinck, Praetorius, Scheidemann, and others from the Low Countries and Flanders. Part of the New York Early Music Celebration 2017. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 3 W. 65th St./Central Park West. Tickets: $20-$40 ($15-$30 students & seniors). 212-967-9157. Handicapped accessible facility

6.30 pm. Stephen Fraser (Dir. of Music), organ. St. Malachy's Catholic Church – The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St. (between Broadway & 8th Ave.). Free. 2120489-1340 ext 131. Handicapped accessible facility

October 21 – Saturday

1.15 – 3.00 pm. Keyboard Music from Holland and Flanders – in collaboration with the New York Early Music Celebration 2017. Saint Thomas Church's award-winning carillonneur, Julie Zhu, plays a carillon prelude on the twenty-six church bells that ring out over Fifth Avenue. Immediately following, Organist and Director of Music, Daniel Hyde, plays a handpicked program of North German and Dutch music, displaying the kaleidoscopic sounds of the Loening-Hancock gallery organ. Featuring works by J.S. Bach, Sweelinck, Scheidt, Buxtehude, Böhm, and Bruhns. St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free; donation requested. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

October 22 – Sunday

3.00 pm. Kent Tritle (New York City), organ. St. Ignatius Loyola R.C. Church, 980 Park Ave./84th St. Tickets: $15 (before Sept. 1); $25 (after Sept. 1). 212-288-2520. Handicapped accessible facility

3.15 pm. Christopher Henley (Birmingham, Ala.), organ. St. Patrick's Cathedral, Fifth Ave./51st St. Free. 212-753-2261 x787. Handicapped accessible facility

4.00 pm. Organized Rhythm: Clive Driskill-Smith, organ; Joseph Gramley, percussion. Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man; Susman: Haskalah; Ives: Variations on America; Creston: Meditation; Copland: Hoe-Down; Holst/Eddins: "Mars," "Venus," "Jupiter," and "Pluto" from The Planets. Rye Presbyterian Church, 882 Boston Post Rd., Rye, N.Y. Free. 914-967-0842, ext. 16. Handicapped accessible facility

5.15 pm. Jung-A Lee (Newport Beach, Calif.), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

October 24 – Tuesday

12.20 pm. Bach at Noon. Leonard Sanderman (Harrogate, England ), organ. Thirty Minute Musical Offerings Celebrating the Organ Works of J. S. Bach. Grace Church, 802 Broadway/10th St. Free; consider bringing a dry food good or toiletry to help the needy of our city. 212-254-2000 ext. 110. Handicapped accessible facility

12.30 pm. Prism Concert Series. Students from The Juilliard School (New York City), organ. Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave./55th St. Free. 212-838-5123. Handicapped accessible facility

12.30 – 1.00 pm. Midday Music Concerts. Claudia Dumschat (Dir. of Music), organ. Sweelinck: "Mein Junges Leben hat ein End"; Boyce: "Trumpet Voluntary"; Bach: "Prelude and Fugue in Eb Major, BWV 552". Church of the Transfiguration (Episcopal), 1 East 29th St. Sugg. donation: $6. 917-825-7504. Handicapped accessible facility

October 25 – Wednesday

7.30 pm. David Baskeyfield (Rochester, N.Y.), organ. St. Agnes Cathedral, 29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, N.Y. Free-will offering. 516-764-9578 ext 203. Handicapped accessible facility

October 26 – Thursday

7.30 pm. Peter Krasinski (Brookline, Mass.), organ. Live improvised soundtrack to the silent film classic, The Phantom of the Opera (1925, Rupert Julien), starring Lon Chaney and Mary Philbin. Marble Collegiate Church, 1 West 29th St./Fifth Ave. Tickets online: $20 at the door. 212-686-2770. Handicapped accessible facility

October 27 – Friday

6.30 pm. Daniel Brondel (New York City), organ. St. Malachy's Catholic Church – The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St. (between Broadway & 8th Ave.). Free. 2120489-1340 ext 131. Handicapped accessible facility

10.00 pm. Peter Krasinski (Brookline, Mass.), organ. Live improvised soundtrack to Karl Wüstenhagen's 1923 silent film masterpiece, Martin Luther. St. Peter Lutheran Church, 619 Lexington Ave./54th St. Suggested donation: $10. 212-935-2200. Handicapped accessible facility

October 28 – Saturday

3.00 pm. Walter Hilse (New York City), organ. Works by J.S. Bach, Dieterich Buxtehude, Max Reger, and Hugo Distler. St. Peter Lutheran Church, 619 Lexington Ave./54th St. Suggested donation: $10. 212-935-2200. Handicapped accessible facility

7.00 pm. Matteo Imbruno (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), organ. Works by Copland, Mendelssohn, Bach, Handel and Franck. St. John Nepomucene Church, 411 E. 66th St./First Ave. Free-will offering. 212-734-4613 x116. Handicapped accessible facility

October 29 – Sunday

3.15 pm. Alistair Reid (New York City), organ. St. Patrick's Cathedral, Fifth Ave./51st St. Free. 212-753-2261 x787. Handicapped accessible facility

5.00 pm. Charles Callahan (Orwell, Vt.), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Free. 212-316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility

5.15 pm. Clara Gerdes (Philadelphia, Penn.), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

October 30 – Monday

12.30-1:00 pm. Kenneth Dake (Dir. of Music), organ. Marble Collegiate Church, Fifth Ave./29th St. Free. 212-686-2770. Handicapped accessible facility

7.00–9.00 pm. Masterclass by Matteo Imbruno (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). St. John Nepomucene Church, 411 E. 66th St./First Ave. Free. 212-734-4613 x116. Handicapped accessible facility

October 31 – Tuesday

12.20 pm. Bach at Noon. Leonard Sanderman (Harrogate, England ), organ. Thirty Minute Musical Offerings Celebrating the Organ Works of J. S. Bach. Grace Church, 802 Broadway/10th St. Free; consider bringing a dry food good or toiletry to help the needy of our city. 212-254-2000 ext. 110. Handicapped accessible facility