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Free at the Kimmel 4th Annual Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Day

Posted by:  Kimmel Center on May 15, 2014
Free at the Kimmel

4th Annual Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Day 
Sat, June 7 | 11AM | Verizon Hall

Join us for a day of FREE family fun at our 4th Annual Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Day. A beautiful addition to the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall, the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ ranks as the largest mechanical action concert hall organ in the United States! Join us and experience the ‘King of Instruments’ with a day of music, recitals, demonstrations and collaborations, family activities, and even a few silent films. 

Especially for little organ lovers: Organ Day kicks off at 11am with a free program designed just for little ones! Join Puppet Art Theater Company and the mighty force of the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ for an interactive presentation of Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. 


11am – PNC Grow Up Great: Peter and the Wolf 

  • Performed by Puppet Art Theater Co. 
  • Peter Richard Conte, Organist, Kayla Moses Barker narrator 

12pm – Silent Movie – The Goat 

  • Presented by Dr. Steven Ball 

12:30pm – A.G.O. Members Recital (part one)

  • Scherzo from Symphonie No.4 - Charles Marie Widor - Aaron Patterson, Organist
  • Strawberry Fields Forever - Lennon/McCartney, arr. Neely Bruce - Parker Kitterman, Organist
  • Toccata on “All you need is love” - Lennon/McCartney, arr. Paul Ayres - Parker Kitterman, Organist
  • Toccata in F major, BWV540 - Johann Sebastian Bach - Paul Fleckenstein, Organist 

1pm – The Colors of the Organ

  • An inside look into the Fred. J. Cooper Memorial Organ with Organist Paul Fejko and Host Michael Barone . 

1:15pm – Improvisation / Jazz

  • Lucas Brown, Organist
  • Aisha Brooks-Lytle - vocals
  • Victor North - saxophone 
  • Byron Landham - drums 

1:45pm – Opera Philadelphia 

  • Thomas Sheehan, Organist and 60 singers from Opera Philadelphia 

3pm – Organ & Brass

  • Timothy Evers, Organist and the New City Brass 

3:30pm – A.G.O. Members Recital (part two)

  • Tiento de Batalla sobre el Balletto del Granduca - by Timothy Tikker - Matthew Glandorf, Organist
  • Gospel Prelude on “What a Friend We Have in Jesus” – William Bolcom - Erik Meyer, Organist
  • Sortie in Eb - Louis James Alfred Lefebure-Wely - Erik Meyer, Organist
  • Salamanca. - By Guy Bovet - Grete Ingalis, Organist
  • Fanfare d'Orgue Etude de Concert - Harry Rowe Shelley (1858-1947) - Christopher Kehoe, Organist 

4:10pm – Silent Movie – Sherlock Jr. 

  • Presented by Dr. Steven Ball 

In association with the American Guild of Organists, Philadelphia Chapter. 

Organ Day is made possible through a donation by the Fred J. Cooper Restoration Fund as recommended by Frederick R. Haas and Daniel K. Meyer. 

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