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Photo by Andrew Marston

Friday, August 17 Opening Wine & Cheese Mixer

4:00 pm

Silent Film Night

7:30 pm

Tom Trenney

Saturday, August 18 Performathon Celebrating Maine Organists and Tours of the Windchest of the Kotzschmar Organ

10:00 am - 3:30 pm

You Too Can Improvise: A Hands on Approach

9:00 am - 10:20 am

Tom Trenney On the Lighter Side: Theater Organ Styles for the Classical Organ

Walt Strony What’s Happening to the Kotzschmar: Why Renovation Plans?

10:30 am - 11:50 am

Mike Foley and Associates, Foley Baker, Inc. Master Class

Dave Wickerham 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm Lemare Affaire: A Retrospective of Edwin Lemare, Portland’s 4th Municipal Organist and His Transcriptions

Frederick Hohman The Pipes, the Pipes are Speaking – or not! Tales from the Curators

Robert Waters, Robert Faucher, David Wallace Pops Wrap-up: It’s Broader Than You Think: Pops and the American Symphonic Organ

3:00 pm - 4:20 pm

Mike Foley, Moderator POPS Goes the Kotzschmar Theater Organ Night

7:30 pm

Walt Strony and Dave Wickerham

Sunday, August 19 Enjoy Portland! See the sights that make Maine a vacation wonderland! A four hour cruise on Casco Bay to House Island for a lobster & chicken bake. (extra fee)



Monday, August 20 The Kotzschmar Organ and the Symphonic Organ Tradition, Opening Plenary Session

9:00 am - 10:20 am

Michael Barone, Moderator The Living Tradition: How to sustainably maintain the 10:30 am - 11:50 am cultural, educational and musical value of the Concert Organ tradition in the 21st Century Thomas Heywood What’s Happening to the Kotzschmar: Why Renovation Plans?

Mike Foley and Associates, Foley Baker, Inc. Luncheon, A Conversation

12:00 - 1:20 am

Fred Swann and Michael Barone Arranging and Performing Transcriptions on the Wanamaker Organ Peter Richard Conte

1:30 pm - 2:50 pm

Master Class with the Master!

John Weaver Workshop

3:00 pm - 4:20 pm

David Wickerham My Grandfather’s Vision of City Hall – the architecture of Portland

Paul Stevens with Earl Shuttleworth The Three H’s: Merrill Auditorium Concert

7:30 pm

Felix Hell, Thomas Heywood and Frederick Hohman

Photo by Andrew Marston

Tuesday, August 21 Master Class

10:30 am - 11:50 am

Felix Hell Arts, Crafts, and Ingenuity: The Pipe Organ Through The Ages

John Bishop Education: Bringing the People’s Organ to the Community Ray Cornils

1:30 pm - 2:50 pm


Walt Strony Master Class

3:00 pm - 4:20 pm

Peter Richard Conte The Community Hymn Sing is Alive and Well and Waiting to Come to Your Town

Terrie Harman, John Sullivan, Mark Thallander Two Masters Concert, Merrill Auditorium

Frederick Swann and John Weaver

7:30 pm

Wednesday, August 22 Service Playing

9:00 am - 10:20 am

TBA Lemare Affaire: A Retrospective of Edwin Lemare, Portland’s 4th Municipal Organist and His Transcriptions

Frederick Hohman Concert Organ Repertoire and Performance

10:30 am - 11:50 am

Thomas Heywood The Use of the Organ in “Blended” Worship: “What’s in Your Blender?” Mark Thallander Where Do We Go From Here? Closing Plenary: Michael Barone and Guest Artists Luncheon

12:00 - 1:20 am

Gala Celebration Dinner Holiday Inn By the Bay

5:00 pm

Kotzschmar Centennial Concert, Merrill Auditorium

8:00 pm

(separate fee)

Peter Richard Conte, Ray Cornils and the Kotzschmar Festival Brass Reception following

Photo by Andrew Marston

Additional Info Festival Workshops and Master Classes August 17 – 22, 2012, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm Festival Hotel: Holiday Inn By the Bay 88 Spring Street Portland, ME 04101-3924 Phone: 207.775.2311 Fax: 207.772.4017 www.innbythe Special rates through April 15, 2012

KEY: P Pops Classical Kotzschmar related Master class Workshop Concert at Merrill Auditorium Repeated session

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Fri thru Wed, Aug. 17 – 22 Includes: Opening Mixer Workshops, Master Classes 5 Evening Concerts 5 Breakfasts Monday Luncheon Wednesday Box lunch

Fri thru Sat, Aug. 17 – 18 Includes: Opening Mixer Workshops, Master classes 2 evening concerts 2 breakfasts

Mon thru Wed, Aug. 20 – 22 Includes: Workshops, Master classes 3 evening concerts 3 breakfasts, Mon. luncheon Wed. Box lunch

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Organ 2012

Centennial Celebration


Photo by Len Levasseur

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