Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in association with the Philadelphia Chapter of The American Guild of Organists (AGO), is proud to present the 9th Annual Organ Day, a six-hour marathon of FREE organ music performed on The Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ taking place on Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Audiences of all ages are invited to explore the largest mechanical pipe organ in a concert venue in the United States, through a diverse line-up of programming tailored to include something for everyone.
And don’t miss Organ Pumps, where audience members can lie on the stage of Verizon Hall and feel the powerful vibrations of the organ!
Check out our lineup!
11:00 A welcome by your host, Michael Barone
11:05 Festive Overture, Monica Czausz, Organist
11:15 Grow Up Great: The Child's Book of Beasts: An Entertainment for Organ and Narrator. M’Balia Singley, Narrator, Parker Kittermanm, Organist
11:40 Kids Play the Organ: Michael Barone, Organist
12:00 Silent Film: Cops, starring Buster Keaton, Jackson Borges, Organist
12:20 Organ & Instruments: AGO Members
1:00 Opera Philadelphia: Tribute to Giuseppe Verdi (1813 - 1901), Jeffrey DeVault, Organist
2:15 Both Consoles at Once!: Michael Diorio and Kathleen Scheide, Organists
2:20 Solo Recital: AGO Featured Performer, Monica Czausz, Organist
3:00 Pennsylvania Ballet: Pipes and Tutus, Martha Koeneman, Organist
3:45 Organ & Cello Due: Tommy Mesa, Cellist & Greg Zelek, Organist
4:15 Solo Recital: AGO Members Michael Diorio, Laurie Mueller, Jinsok Kraybill, & H. L Smith II, Organists
4:45 Organ Pumps, H. L. Smith II, Organist
Organ programming is generously supported by the Wyncote Foundation.