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Return of the Aeolian-Skinner Organ

Sage chapel choir loft

It is an exciting time for the organs at Cornell. Having been painstakingly cleaned pipe-by-pipe, the reeds fully restored, and the wind chests releathered, the university’s treasured Aeolian-Skinner Organ is finally complete again, and closer to the original vision of its designer, the legendary G. Donald Harrison, than it has been for a very long time. To celebrate the occasion, the CCHK is delighted to host guest organist Timothy Olsen (UNC School of the Arts) to perform the first full-length recital on the instrument in more than two years. We invite all to come and admire the beauty and variety of this organ as it returns to sounding life in a program that includes works by C├ęsar Franck, American composer Craig Phillips, and jazz legend George Shearing, closing with a virtuosic transcription from Bizet’s Carmen. 

The event takes place on Friday, September 30, at 8PM in Sage Chapel. As ever, it is free and open to the public. Be sure to check out remaining Fall 2022 events in the meantime.