Tuesday August 26, 2014 8:00 PM -   Boston, MA
FREE Summer Series at Old West
Old West Church, 131 Cambridge St
Cost: Free Will Offering
Tuesday August 26, 2014
Andrew Senn plays music of Willscher, Mozart, Reger and Bach in a FREE summer concert. Mr. Senn is Director of Music at First Presbyterian in Philadelphia and studied at the Curtis Institute. The series offers programming every Tuesday night during July and August. http://www.oldwestorgansociety.org
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Wednesday August 27, 2014 8:00 PM -   Methuen, MA
MMMH 2014 Organ Recital Series
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $12; Sr/Stu: $Children - 5
Performing: Nicole Marane
Wednesday August 27, 2014
Works by Bairstow, Weaver, Clokey, Saint-SaĎns , Decker & others
Bio: http://www.mmmh.org/web_documents/nicole_marane_-_program___bio.pdf
  Contact: 978-685-0693
  OrganInfo: http://mmmh.org/web_documents/organ_specification__-__january_2013.pdf
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Sunday September 7, 2014 4:00 PM -   Somers, CT
Organ Dedication Concert
Somers Congregational Church, 599 Main Street
Cost: Free Will Offering
Performing: Christa, Rakich, organ Greig Shearer, Flute Kathleen Schiano, Cello
 
Christa Rakich, accompanied by cellist Kathleen Schiano and flutist Greig Shearer, will play Bach, Franck, Bohm, Woodman and others for the dedication concert of the new Richards, Fowkes & Co organ at the Somers Congregational Church.
Contact: somerscong@somerscongregational.org
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Sunday September 7, 2014 4:00 PM -   Somers, CT
Organ Dedication Concert
Somers Congregational church, 599 Main Street
Cost: Free Will Offering
Performing: Christa, Rakich, organ Greig Shearer, Flute Kathleen Schiano, Cello
 
Christa Rakich, accompanied by cellist Kathleen Schiano and flutist Greig Shearer, will play Bach, Franck, Bohm, Woodman and others for the dedication concert of the new Richards, Fowkes & Co organ at Somers Congregational Church.
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Sunday September 7, 2014 7:30 PM -   Wethersfield, CT
Albert Schwetizer Organ Festival - Opening Concert, Competition and Festival
First Church of Christ, 250 Main Street
Cost: Free - Free-will offering
Performing: David Spicer, Diane Meredith Belcher, Charles Callahan and Ken Cowan
 
CELEBRATION CONCERT Friday, Sept. 5 - 7:30 p.m. A Celebration Concert opens the festival, featuring the three adjudicators for the competition: Diane Meredith Belcher, Charles Callahan and Ken Cowan, who will play selections of their choosing, along with the glorious sounds of the Festival Choir, all under the direction of David Spicer, Minister of Music, and co-founder of the Albert Schweitzer Organ Festival. An offering will be received. Childcare is available for ages 8 and under. A RECEPTION WILL FOLLOW. ORGAN COMPETITION Saturday, Sept. 6 High School Division - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon Clara Gerdes, Richard Gress and Alexander Pattavina. Young Professional Division - 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm. Evan Cogswell, Brian Glikes and Nicholas Quardokus. SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP Sunday, Sept. 7 - 8:45 and 10:30 a.m. Finalists will participate in the morning's two traditional worship services. They will pro
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Friday September 12, 2014 8:00 PM -   Methuen, MA
MMMH Fall Scholarship Fund Organ Recital
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $12; Sr/Stu: $Children - 5
Performing: Jacob Street
Friday September 12, 2014
Works by Lübeck, Vierne, Ritter, Distler, Wammes, Reger
Bio: http://www.mmmh.org/web_documents/program___bio_-jacobstreet.pdf
  Contact: 978-685-0693
  OrganInfo: http://mmmh.org/web_documents/organ_specification__-__january_2013.pdf
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Sunday September 21, 2014 3:00 PM -   Worcester, MA
Andrea Toschi, Organ Recital
College of the Holy Cross, One College Street
Cost: Free
Performing: Andrea Toschi, organist
 
Andrea Toschi, organist from Padua, Italy, will make his USA debut. A musical tour of Italy featuring works by Frescobaldi, Arresti, Pasquini and Valerj as well as 300th birthday tribute to C. P. E. Bach
Bio: Andrea Toschi is professor of organ and the Conservatory of Music in Piacenza, Italy and organist at St. Agostino in Modena and St. Maria della Misericordia in Bologna. Prof. Toschi is making his American debut at Holy Cross. He has performed throughout Europe, Russia and South America and has recorded extensively.
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Sunday September 21, 2014 4:00 PM -   Cambridge, MA
A Recital given by William Porter to Benefit the Skinner Organ Restoration at All Saints', Ashmont
The Memorial Church, Harvard University, 1 Harvard Yard
Cost: Free Will Offering
Performing: William Porter
Sunday September 21, 2014
A Recital to Benefit the Skinner Organ Restoration at All Saints', Ashmont William Porter, organist At Memorial Church, Harvard University Sunday, September 21 at 4:00 pm On the Skinner Organ (Opus 793): Camille Saint-Sa√ęns: Fantaisie in E-flat major Charles Tournemire: Epihania Domini (Pr√©lude √† l'Introit, Offertoire, √Čl√©vation, Communion, Postlude) Marcel Dupr√©: Pr√©lude and Fugue in g minor On the C.B. Fisk Organ (Opus 139): Charles-Marie Widor: Symphonie Romane All donations will directly benefit the ongoing restoration and installation of Skinner Organ (Opus 708) at the Parish of All Saints, Ashmont.
Works by Camille Saint-Sa√ęns, Charles Tournemire, Marcel Dupr√©, Charles-Marie Widor
Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Porter_%28organist%29
  OrganInfo: http://memorialchurch.harvard.edu/organs
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Sunday September 21, 2014 7:00 PM -   Worcester, MA
The Year of the Organ: Free Concert
Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St
Cost: Free
Performing: Hector Olivera, organist
Sunday September 21, 2014
Worcester debut - Hector brings a wide variety of reperotoire to help celebrate the 150th for The Worcester Organ (E G & G Hook)
Bio: Mr. Olivera has performed solo concerts throughout the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia, Central and Latin America and as guest soloist with prominent symphony orchestras worldwide.
Whether in a prestigious venue like Carnegie Hall, Royal Albert Hall, Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, Constitution Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, or in conjunction with a celebrated event like the Olympic games or the Classical Newport Music Festival, the most sophisticated and demanding organ aficionados claim that Maestro Hector Olivera is Ďone of the greatest organists in the world today.í
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Saturday September 27, 2014 7:30 PM -   Portland, ME
Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Present: Grand Opening Concert
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $; Sr/Stu: $ - Tickets are available through PortTIX: (
Performing: Peter Richard Conte, Ray Cornils, Kotzschmar Festival Brass
Saturday September 27, 2014
Join us to celebrate the triumphant return of the Kotzschmar Organ after a two-year renovation! Featuring Peter Richard Conte, Grand Court Organist of Macy's Wanamaker Organ in Philadelphia; Ray Cornils, Portland's Municipal Organist; and the Kotzschmar Festival Brass.
Works by Newly commissioned work by Carson Cooman, other programming TBA.
Bio: Peter Richard Conte http://foko.org/kotzschmar/dt_team/conte-peter-richard/ Ray Cornils http://foko.org/kotzschmar/dt_team/cornils-ray/
  Contact: 207-553-4363
  OrganInfo: http://foko.org/kotzschmar/stop-list/
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Sunday September 28, 2014 6:30 PM -   Wellesley, MA
Andrea Toschi, organist
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 79 Denton Rd.
Cost: Free
 
Noted Italian organist Andrea Toschi plays music of Bossi, Capocci, Neglia, Respighi, Debussy, Becheri, and Padova on the 2005 Juget-Singlair organ (Op. 24) at St. Andrew's in Wellesley.
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Friday October 3, 2014 5:00 PM -   Portland, ME
Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Present: First Friday ArtWalk Demos and Tours
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street
Cost: Free
Performing: Ray Cornils, Kotzschmar Organ
Friday October 3, 2014
Join Ray Cornils and FOKO Docents for a tour of our beloved, renovated Kotzschmar! Ray will demonstrate the subtleties and grandeur of this magnificent instrument and you’ll get the chance to walk inside the Universal Windchest.
Bio: Ray Cornils http://foko.org/kotzschmar/dt_team/cornils-ray/ Kotzschmar Organ http://foko.org/kotzschmar/about-the-organ/
  Contact: 207-553-4363
  OrganInfo: http://foko.org/kotzschmar/stop-list/
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Sunday October 5, 2014 2:00 PM -   Portland, ME
Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Present: Kotzschmar Organ Tours
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street
Cost: Free
Performing: Ray Cornils, Kotzschmar Organ
Sunday October 5, 2014
Join municipal organist Ray Cornils and FOKO docents for a behind the scenes view of the magnificent Kotzschmar Organ. You’ll hear the various sounds and colors of this Austin symphonic pipe organ and see the state of the art console that is the “brain behind the instrument.” Learn the intricate workings of the pipe organ and actually walk inside the windchest.
Bio: Ray Cornils http://foko.org/kotzschmar/dt_team/cornils-ray/ Kotzschmar Organ http://foko.org/kotzschmar/about-the-organ/
  Contact: 207-553-4363
  OrganInfo: http://foko.org/kotzschmar/stop-list/
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Sunday October 5, 2014 3:00 PM -   Worcester, MA
Organ and Cornetto in concert
College of the Holy Cross, One College Street
Cost: Free
Performing: Liuwe Tamminga, organ and Bruce Dickey, cornetto
 
Organist Liuwe Tamminga and cornetto virtuoso Bruce Dickey will present a program of virtuoso early music for cornetto and organ.
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Sunday October 5, 2014 3:30 PM -   Portland, ME
Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Present: Kotzschmar Organ Tours
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street
Cost: Free
Performing: Ray Cornils, Kotzschmar Organ
Sunday October 5, 2014
Join municipal organist Ray Cornils and FOKO docents for a behind the scenes view of the magnificent Kotzschmar Organ. You’ll hear the various sounds and colors of this Austin symphonic pipe organ and see the state of the art console that is the “brain behind the instrument.” Learn the intricate workings of the pipe organ and actually walk inside the windchest.
Bio: Ray Cornils http://foko.org/kotzschmar/dt_team/cornils-ray/ Kotzschmar Organ http://foko.org/kotzschmar/about-the-organ/
  Contact: 207-553-4363
  OrganInfo: http://foko.org/kotzschmar/stop-list/
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Friday October 24, 2014 8:00 PM -   Methuen, MA
MMMH Berj Zamchokian Memorial Organ Recital
Methuen Memorial Music Hall, 192 Broadway
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $20; Sr/Stu: $Children - 5
Performing: Isabelle Demers
Friday October 24, 2014
Works by MacMillan, Tchaikovsky, Reger, Mendelssohn, Bach, Laurin
Bio: http://www.mmmh.org/web_documents/program_sleeve_-berj.pdf
  Contact: 978-685-0693
  OrganInfo: http://mmmh.org/web_documents/organ_specification__-__january_2013.pdf
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Sunday October 26, 2014 4:00 PM -   Worcester, MA
The Year of the Organ: 150th Anniv Rededication Concert
Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St
Cost: Free
Performing: Hook 150th Anniv Rededication Concert
Sunday October 26, 2014
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Friday October 31, 2014 7:30 PM -   Portland, ME
Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Present: Halloween Silent Film Night
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $15; Sr/Stu: $ - Tickets are available through PortTIX: (
Performing: Tom Trenney
Friday October 31, 2014
An ever-popular Kotzschmar event, The Phantom of the Opera (1925) returns with Tom Trenney, organist. Pre-concert activities begin at 6:00 p.m. and include a costume contest for children and the “inner child” in all of us!
Works by Improvisation
Bio: http://foko.org/kotzschmar/dt_team/trenney-tom/
  Contact: 207-553-4363
  OrganInfo: http://foko.org/kotzschmar/stop-list/
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Sunday November 2, 2014 10:15 AM -   Worcester, MA
Rutter Requiem with full orchestra
First Unitarian, 90 Main St
Cost: Free
Performing: Will Sherwood, director of music
Sunday November 2, 2014
Works by John Rutter
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Sunday November 16, 2014 3:00 PM -   Portland, ME
Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Present: Hymn Festival
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street
Cost: (unspecified)
Performing: Ray Cornils
Sunday November 16, 2014
Join Ray Cornils and area organists and choirs for an inspirational afternoon of great hymn singing. In collaboration with the Portland Chapter of the American Guild of Organists and the Salvation Army.
Works by Various, TBA
Bio: http://foko.org/kotzschmar/dt_team/cornils-ray/
  Contact: 207-553-4363
  OrganInfo: http://foko.org/kotzschmar/stop-list/
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Sunday November 16, 2014 3:00 PM -   Worcester, MA
Jonathan Moyer, organist
College of the Holy Cross, One College Street
Cost: Free
Performing: Jonathan Moyer, organist
 
New appointed Oberlin Conservatory of Music organ professor, Jonathan Moyer, will be making his Holy Cross debut.
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Sunday November 23, 2014 3:00 PM -   Worcester, MA
Jesuit Music Festival
College of the Holy Cross, One College Street
Cost: Free
Performing: Music of Christopher Willcock, SJ
 
Premier of a Holy Cross commission: Mass in Honor of Pope Francis by Christopher Willcock, SJ; the program will also feature compositions for solo organ and choir by Rev. Willcock. Performers will include the Holy Cross Schola Cantorum, the Holy Cross College Choir, organist Abraham Ross and conductors James David Christie and David Harris.
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Wednesday December 17, 2014 12:00 PM -   Worcester, MA
The Year of the Organ: Free Noontime Concert
Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St
Cost: Free
Wednesday December 17, 2014
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Tuesday December 23, 2014 7:30 PM -   Portland, ME
Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Present: 25th Christmas with Cornils - A Kotzschmar Christmas
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $; Sr/Stu: $ - Tickets are available through PortTIX: (
Performing: Ray Cornils, Kotzschmar Festival Brass, Parish Ringers, Musica de Filia
Tuesday December 23, 2014
Join Ray Cornils, Portland's Municipal Organist, for his 25th Christmas with Cornils concert.  Hear the triumphant sounds of the newly renovated organ and experience the brilliance!
Works by TBA
Bio: Ray Cornils http://foko.org/kotzschmar/dt_team/cornils-ray/ Musica de Filia http://www.musicadefilia.com/home
  Contact: 207-553-4363
  OrganInfo: http://foko.org/kotzschmar/stop-list/
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Sunday March 1, 2015 3:00 PM -   Portland, ME
Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Present: Kids, Kartoons & Kotzschmar
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $15; Sr/Stu: $ - Tickets are available through PortTIX: (
Performing: Peter Krasinski, organist; Christina Siravo, illustrator
Sunday March 1, 2015
Family concert with pre-concert activities and post-concert organ tours.
Works by TBA
Bio: Peter Krasinski http://foko.org/kotzschmar/dt_team/krasinski-peter/
  Contact: 207-553-4363
  OrganInfo: http://foko.org/kotzschmar/stop-list/
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Tuesday March 10, 2015 7:30 PM -   Portland, ME
Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ Present: Silent Film Night
Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street
Cost: Tickets: Gen: $15; Sr/Stu: $ - Tickets are available through PortTIX: (
Performing: Peter Krasinski
Tuesday March 10, 2015
Presenting Nize People and The Golem in collaboration with the Maine Jewish Film Festival.
Works by Improvisation
Bio: Peter Krasinski http://foko.org/kotzschmar/dt_team/krasinski-peter/ Maine Jewish Film Festival http://www.mjff.org/
  Contact: 207-553-4363
  OrganInfo: http://foko.org/kotzschmar/stop-list/
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Sunday April 12, 2015 3:00 PM -   Worcester, MA
William Porter, organist
College of the Holy Cross, One College Street
Cost: Free
Performing: William Porter, organist
 
William Porter will close the 2014-2015 Holy Cross Chapel Artists Series. His program will feature several improvisations in various historic styles.
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