Organ EventsNew! Organ demonstration added to FREE tours
We’re adding a very special Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ demonstration to our FREE Kimmel Center tour! On the first Saturday of every month, our 1pm tour will start with a 15 minute organ demonstration of the instrument’s unparalleled and dramatic sounds LIVE in Verizon Hall. Together with our partners at The American Guild of Organists, we’re excited to expand our popular tours to include this unique experience. Let our talented volunteer show you around!
Upcoming featured organists:
- December 7: Peter Conte
- January 4: Michael Stairs
2013/14 Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Events
The Kimmel Center celebrates the awe-inspiring power of the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ with a diverse line-up of virtuosi.
Shout for Joy!
Featuring Melba Moore
J. Donald Dumpson, Artistic & Music Director
Evelyn Simpson-Curenton, organ
Tue, Dec 17 | 7:30pm | Verizon Hall
Join us as we celebrate Christmas with music that moves the spirit and uplifts the soul! Five stellar choirs present songs of the season including many of your favorite spirituals, gospel, and inspirational music selections. The resounding finale features Adolphus Hailstork's "Shout for Joy" with brass, pipe organ, and tympani. We close the evening with a shining, illuminating, and enlightening moment as all make a joyful noise singing "Silent Night" featuring Brian Lenair on saxophone. This concert will inspire you in this season of joy and goodwill to all.
Dirk Brossé, conductor
Miho Saegusa, violin
Matt Glandorf, organ
Alan Morrison, organ
Jeffrey Brillhart, organ
Sun, Jan 19, 2014 | 2:30pm | Verizon Hall
HANDEL: Alessandro: Overture, HWV 21
HANDEL: Organ Concerto in G minor, Op. 4, No. 1
PAULUS: Concerto for Organ, Strings and Percussion
JONGEN: Hymne, Op. 78
BROSSÉ: Black, White and In Between
RHEINBERGER: Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 177
Intertwining the brilliance of the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ with the charm and intimacy of the Chamber Orchestra, Maestro Brossé leads a concert that features three exceptional Philadelphia organists and the Chamber Orchestra's own Concertmaster, Miho Saegusa.
Arrive early for a Pre-Show Artist Chat with Michael Barone, Brossť, Miho Saegusa, Matt Glandorf, Alan Morrison, and Jeffrey Brillhart beginning at 1:40pm in Verizon Hall.
This show is co-presented by The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.
All programs and artists subject to change.