The Diapason February 2014 Newsletter

February 24, 2014


Welcome to THE DIAPASON E-News. 

In this issue we include news of many upcoming performances and festivals, covering many points on the musical spectrum.

Cameron Carpenter debuts his International Touring Organ in two concerts at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on March 9, 2014. Concerts continue at Old Salem Museums & Gardens, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and at St. Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in London, Ontario, Canada..

New publications and recordings include those from Jazzmuze, Breitkopf & Härtel, and Brilliant Classics.

We also note the 2014 Schoenstein Competition in Hymn Playing, which coincides with the release by MorningStar Music Publishers of the book Hymn Playing: A Modern Colloquium by Stuart Forster. The competition's final round will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the day before the AGO national convention begins in Boston. 

Scholarships are being offered by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) and the Fondation Académie d’Orgue de Fribourg.

Organ builders’ open houses include those by Pasi Organ Builders, Inc. on March 1, in Roy, Washington; Parsons, of Bristol Center, New York, on March 2; and Berghaus of Bellwood, Illinois, on March 15. In other organ-building news, Glück Pipe Organs has been commissioned to design and build two pipe organs (yes, two!) for Church of St. Patrick in Huntington, on New York’s Long Island.

To read the news stories below, click on the link in the headline highlighted in color; that takes you to the full text on our website. From there, you can also link to additional information about the story. 

Our newsletter sponsor this month is the Noack Organ Co. Inc. Their organ at Hertz Hall and the University of California in Berkeley is the cover feature of the February 2014 issue of THE DIAPASON. Clicking on the ads will take you to their website. 

This is a long and cold winter, providing ample time to stay in where it's warm and read THE DIAPASON—if you have friends who are not yet subscribers, contact me by phone or e-mail, and we'll see to it that they receive a sample copy. 

Joyce Robinson

Editorial Director



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Joyce Robinson