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MAY 2016
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.

May 1 – Sunday

5.00 pm. Rich Spotts (Doylestown, Pa.), 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. TBA. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) First of Final 3 recitals on the Arents Memorial Organ. St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

May 3 – Tuesday

12.30 pm. Prism Concert Series. Student TBA from Indiana University (Bloomington, Ind.), organ. Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave./55th St. Free. 212-838-5123. Handicapped accessible facility

May 5 – Thursday (Ascension Day)

5.00 pm. Katherine Meloan (New York, N.Y.), organ. (Precedes Solemn Mass at 6.00 pm.) Church of St. Mary the Virgin, 145 W. 46th St. Free. 212-869-5830.

May 6 – Friday

7.30 pm. Claudia Dumschat (Dir. of Music), organ. Organ music from the French Romantic Era. Works by Franck, Boellmann, and Vierne. Church of the Transfiguration (Episcopal), 1 East 29th St. $25 ($15 seniors and students). Online tickets. 917-825-7504. Handicapped accessible facility

May 7 – Saturday

7.00 pm. Linda Buzard (Champaign, Ill.), organ. Works by J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn (Sonata VI), and Franck (Grande Pièce Symphonique). St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, 630 Second Ave./34th St. $25. 212-293-1244. Handicapped accessible facility

May 8 – Sunday

5.00 pm. James R. Metzler (Grand Rapids, Mich.), 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. Stephen Buzard (Assistant Organist), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) Second of Final 3 recitals on the Arents Memorial Organ. St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

May 10 – Tuesday

12.30 pm. Prism Concert Series. Enrico Zanovello (Vicenza, Italy), organ. Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave./55th St. Free. 212-838-5123. Handicapped accessible facility

May 15 – Sunday (The Day of Pentecost / Whitsunday)

3.15 pm. JeeYoon Choi (Charleston, S.C.), organ. (Preceding 4:00 Mass.) St. Patrick's Cathedral, Fifth Ave./51st St. Free. 212-753-2261 x787. Handicapped accessible facility

5.00 pm. Thomas Gaynor (Rochester, N.Y.), 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. Benjamin Sheen (Assistant Organist), organ. (Following Choral Evensong at 4.00 pm.) Third of Final 3 recitals on the Arents Memorial Organ. St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

May 20 – Friday

7.30 pm. Paul Creston Award Concert Celebration: "American Ingenuity" honoring Pulitzer Prize-winning composer, Jennifer Higdon. Artists: Bruce Neswick, organ; The Salvatones, Broadway Chamber Players. Works to be performed: Ma$HeD by Texu Kim (world premiere); O Magnum Mysterium; excerpts from Southern Grace, Smash, and Celebration by Jennifer Higdon; 'Neumark' Dances; Chorale Prelude on 'Wer nur den lieben Gott' by Lisa Bielawa; and Now Thank We All Our God, Suite for Flute, Viola and Piano, and Psalm XXIII by Paul Creston. Improvisation on submitted themes by Bruce Neswick. St. Malachy's - The Actors' Chapel; 239 West 49th St. (between Broadway and 8th Ave.). $30 (door) / $20 Advance by reserving at 212-489-1340 or music@actorschapel.org. 212-489-1340 x131. Handicapped accessible facility

May 21 – Saturday

2.00 pm. Complete Bach Organ Works Series. Recital 4 of 5: Music for Pentecost. Stephen Buzard (Acting Organist), organ. St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

May 22 – Sunday

3.15 pm. Marco D'Avola (Ragusa, Italy), organ. (Preceding 4:00 Mass.) St. Patrick's Cathedral, Fifth Ave./51st St. Free. 212-753-2261 x787. Handicapped accessible facility

May 24 – Tuesday

12.30 – 1.00 pm. Midday Music Concerts. Angela Kraft Cross (Redwood City, Calif.), organ. Works by J.S. Bach, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Brahms. Church of the Transfiguration (Episcopal), 1 East 29th St. Sugg. donation: $5. 917-825-7504. Handicapped accessible facility
May 29 – Sunday

3.15 pm. Angela Kraft Cross (Redwood City, Calif.), organ. (Preceding 4:00 Mass.) St. Patrick's Cathedral, Fifth Ave./51st St. Free. 212-753-2261 x787. Handicapped accessible facility

May 31 – Tuesday

12.30 – 1.00 pm. Midday Music Concerts. Anabelinda de Castro (Baltimore, Md.), organ. Works by Buxtehude, J.S. Bach, Franck, Messiaen, and Dubois. Church of the Transfiguration (Episcopal), 1 East 29th St. Sugg. donation: $5. 917-825-7504. Handicapped accessible facility