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October 2015
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 2 – Friday

10.30 pm. Post-Theatre Fridays. Steven Ball (Atlantic City, N.J.), organ. St. Malachy's – The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St. (betw. Broadway & 8th Ave). Free. 212-489-1340, x131. Handicapped accessible facility

October 4 – Sunday

3.00 pm. Andrew Henderson (Dir. of Music & Organist), organ. Works by Pachelbel, Franck, Saint-Saëns, Howells, Bingham & Weaver. Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave./73rd St. $20 ($15 students & seniors 62+), children 12 & under free. 212-288-8920. Handicapped accessible facility

4.00 pm. Nathan Laube (Rochester, N.Y.), organ. Fordham University Church,441 E. Fordham Rd., Bronx. Free. 718-817-4504. Handicapped accessible facility

5.15 pm. Hans Garon (Wiesbaden, 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

7.30 pm. Michael Bower (Co-Dir. of Music), organ. Works by Vivaldi-Bach, Post, Barber, Vierne, Scarlatti, Franck, and Widor. St. Agnes R.C. Cathedral, 29 Quealy Place, Rockville Centre, N.Y. Free-will offering. 516-764-9578 x203. Handicapped accessible facility

October 6 – Tuesday

6.00 pm. Stephen Hamilton (Minneapolis, Minn.), organ. “French Flourishes”. Music of Duruflé, Messiaen, Franck, Alain, and Dupré. St. Paul's Chapel – Columbia University, Amsterdam Ave./117th St. Free. 952-934-0331. Handicapped accessible facility

October 9 – Friday

10.30 pm. Post-Theatre Fridays. Ian Tomesch (Newark, N.J.), organ. St. Malachy's – The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St. (betw. Broadway & 8th Ave). Free. 212-489-1340, x131. Handicapped accessible facility

October 10 – Saturday

7.00 pm. Justin Bischof (Scarsdale, N.Y.), organ. Improvisations on submitted themes. The Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco, 605 Millwood Rd., Mount Kisco, N.Y. Suggested donation: $20 adults; $10 students. 914-666-7001. Handicapped accessible facility

October 11 – Sunday

3.00 pm. Steven Frank (Dir. of Music), organ. St. Matthias R.C. Church, 58-15 Catalpa Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens. Free. 718-821-6447.

5.00 pm. James Wetzel (New York, 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. James Kennerley (New York, N.Y.), 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 13 – Tuesday

12.30 pm. Prism Concert Series. Ignace Michiels (Bruges, Belgium), organ. Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave./55th St. Free. 212-838-5123. Handicapped accessible facility

6.00 pm. Dina Foster-Osbourne (New York, N.Y.), organ. St. Paul's Chapel – Columbia University, Amsterdam Ave./117th St. Free. 212-854-8421. Handicapped accessible facility

October 14 – Wednesday

1.30 pm. Sacred Sounds at St. Paul's. Ryan Kennedy (New York, N.Y.), organ. The Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Columbus Ave./60th St. Free. 412-298-3958. Handicapped accessible facility

October 16 – Friday

10.30 pm. Post-Theatre Fridays. Colin MacKnight (New York, N.Y.), organ. St. Malachy's – The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St. (betw. Broadway & 8th Ave). Free. 212-489-1340, x131. Handicapped accessible facility

October 17 – Saturday

3.00 pm. Carole Ruth Terry, master class. St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 619 Lexington Ave./54th St. Free to NYC Chapter members; general admission: $20. Handicapped accessible facility

October 18 – Sunday

3.00 pm. Sacred Music in a Sacred Space. Renée Anne Louprette (New Brunswick, N.J.) organ. Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Park Ave./84th St. $20. 212-288-2520. Handicapped accessible facility

3.00 pm. Music on Madison: The Baroque Legacy. Students from Mannes College, with Andrew Henderson, organist. Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, 921 Madison Ave./73rd St. $20 ($15 students & seniors 62+), children 12 & under free. 212-288-8920. Handicapped accessible facility

5.00 pm. Gregory Eaton (Austin, Tex.), 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. Emmanuel Duperrey (Villemomble, France), 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 19 – Monday

7.00 pm. Stephen Tharp (Artist-in-Residence), organ. Works include Vierne's Piano Quintette, Op. 42, and organ transcriptions of Stravinsky, Schumann and Tchaikovsky. St. James' Church (Episcopal), 865 Madison Ave./71st St. Free. 212-774-4233. Handicapped accessible facility

October 20 – Tuesday

12.30 – 1.00 pm. Midday Music Concerts. Claudia Dumschat (Dir. of Music), organ. "Suite Médiévale" by Jean Langlais. Church of the Transfiguration (Episcopal), 1 East 29th St. Sugg. donation: $5. 917-825-7504. Handicapped accessible facility

6.00 pm. Christopher Johnson (The Riverside Church), organ. St. Paul's Chapel – Columbia University, Amsterdam Ave./117th St. Free. 212-854-8421. Handicapped accessible facility

October 22 – Thursday

7.00 pm. The Three Organists Spectacular: Jennifer Pascual (Dir. of Music), Daniel Brondel (Assoc. Dir. of Music), and Michael Hey (Assist. Dir. of Music), organists. St. Patrick's Cathedral, Fifth Ave./51st St. Free. 212-753-2261 x787. Handicapped accessible facility

October 23 – Friday

7.30 pm. Rededication of the Karl Shuke Organ. Faculty, students, and special guests of Mason Gross School of the Arts – Rutgers University Organ Department. Works by Soler, Guilain, Mendelssohn, Locklair, Hampton, and Vierne. Voorhees Chapel – Rutgers University, 5 Chapel Drive, New Brunswick, N.J. Free. 732-932-3848. Handicapped accessible facility

10.30 pm. Post-Theatre Fridays. David Ball (Assistant Musician), organ. St. Malachy's – The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St. (betw. Broadway & 8th Ave). Free. 212-489-1340, x131. Handicapped accessible facility

October 24 – Saturday

3.00 pm. Walter Hilse (New York, N.Y.), organ. Works by J.S. Bach, Hayes Biggs, and William Bolcom. St. Peter's Church (Lutheran), 619 Lexington Ave./54th St. $20 ($15 students, seniors, AGO). 212-935-2200. Handicapped accessible facility

October 25 – Sunday

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

4.00 pm. John A. Wolfe (New York, N.Y.) organ. Works by Bach, Guilain, Franck, and Messiaen. All proceeds benefit the AGO Brooklyn Chapter Scholarship Fund. St. Joseph’s Co-Cathedral, 856 Pacific St./Vanderbilt Ave. $20. 717-253-2886. Handicapped accessible facility

5.00 pm. David Hurd (New York, 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.) St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, Fifth Ave./53rd St. Free. 212-757-7013 x303. Handicapped accessible facility

October 27 – Tuesday

12.30 pm. Prism Concert Series. Student TBA from the Juilliard School. Central Synagogue, 652 Lexington Ave./55th St. Free. 212-838-5123. Handicapped accessible facility

6.00 pm. David Broome (Huntington, N.Y.), organ; with oboists Sky Macklay & Karisa Antonio. Newly composed works by Klaus Lang, Sky Macklay, Giulinano Bracci, Meredith Gilna, and Amir Khosrowpour. St. Paul's Chapel – Columbia University, Amsterdam Ave./117th St. Free. 212-854-8421. Handicapped accessible facility

7.30 pm. Organ Inaugural Series. Ken Cowan (Houston, Tex.), organ. First of three inaugural recitals on the IV/101 organ, Opus 20 of Glück Pipe Organs. Bach: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV 564; Karg-Elert: Harmonies du Soir, from Trois Impressions, Op. 72; Guillou: Toccata; Liszt, arr. Cowan: Mephisto Waltz No. 1; Reubke: Sonata on the Ninety-Fourth Psalm. Marble Collegiate Church, Fifth Ave./1 W. 29th St. $20 ($15 students & seniors). 212-686-2770. Handicapped accessible facility

October 28 – Wednesday

7.30 pm. Frederick Hohman (New York, N.Y.), organ. Symphonic transcriptions for organ, including favorites by Bach and Tchaikovsky. Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Ave./112th St. Tickets $25 - online or at the door. 212-316-7540. Handicapped accessible facility

October 29 – Thursday

8.00 pm. Silent Film: "The Golem: How He Came Into the World" (1920). Live organ accompaniment improvised by Ishmael Wallace. Halloween Masquerade Party begins at 6:30 pm. St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 521 W. 126th St. $20 party/film admission; $5 off with a mask. 212-864-4013.

October 30 – Friday

10.30 pm. Post-Theatre Fridays. Brian Preston Harlow (South Orange, N.J.), organ. St. Malachy's – The Actors' Chapel, 239 W. 49th St. (betw. Broadway & 8th Ave). Free. 212-489-1340, x131. Handicapped accessible facility