FREE DAY OF ORGAN PROGRAMS
FOR ALL AGES IN
KIMMEL CENTER’S VERIZON HALL
SATURDAY, JUNE 10 FROM 11:00AM - 5:00 PM
Premiere Performance of Works from New Fred J. Cooper Organ Book
The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, in association with the Philadelphia Chapter of the America Guild of Organists (AGO) presents the 7th Annual Organ Day, a six-hour marathon of FREE organ music performed on The Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ Day taking place on Saturday, June 10, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Audiences are invited to see “Fred”, the largest mechanical pipe organ in a concert venue in the United States for any or all portions of the day. This year’s Organ Day will include a special celebration as the premiere performance of the Fred J. Cooper Organ Book. Under the guidance of Philadelphia’s AGO chapter Dean, David Furniss, five notable Philadelphia area composers were selected to each contribute a brief solo organ piece. There will be various recitals, a performance by Opera Philadelphia, brass and organ pieces, an excerpt from a silent film accompanied by the organ and an opportunity for audience members to lay on the stage and feel the organ’s powerful vibrations.