Welcome to THE DIAPASON E-News.
In this issue we include news of the results of the 2013 International Organ Competition, which took place last October in Biarritz, France.
We also sadly report the loss of Clyde Holloway, Patrick Quigley, and Phares Steiner.
Upcoming winter events include concerts at the Kennedy Center in Washington (Paul Jacobs plays the 85-rank Casavant organ on February 5), at First Church Boston, which presents harpsichord recitals in February, and at St. Ignatius Loyola in New York City, among others. The Tenth International Organ and Early Music Festival also takes place in Oaxaca, Mexico, February 20–25.
We also report on the University of Alabama’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of its 86-rank Holtkamp concert hall organ, opus 2005, along with an alumni reunion. Another noteworthy instrument announcement regards the completion of the Dobson Opus 91, for Merton College in Oxford, U.K.
Other personal news includes Paul Jacobs’s appointment to lead the Oregon Bach Festival, and Andrew Scanlon’s new recording.
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