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Classical Notes: October 17, 2008 Archive

Good News at the Pittsburgh Symphony

Posted at 10:48 AM on October 17, 2008 by Gillian Martin

I passed over several stories of arts organizations with internal strife, huge deficits, leading sponsors that disappeared in the financial crisis, etc., to bring this ray of hope from the Pittsburgh Symphony: They were in the black again last year!

Read more about it here.

Piping Hot

Posted at 3:33 PM on October 17, 2008 by Rex Levang

This coming Sunday is Organ Spectacular day--there are pipe organ events planned all nationwide, including, in Minneapolis, what will be a dandy Pipedreams event with, and celebrating, our own Michael Barone.

For locations around the country, check details here.

Organists often do their work out of sight, say in the choir loft, and we don't get to see their fancy fingerwork, or footwork. But it's there: