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Blair Presents: An Introduction to the Blair School’s New Pipe Organ, Feb. 8

Posted by on Saturday, December 13, 2014 in Events, News.


An Introduction to the Blair School’s New Pipe Organ
Carl Smith, organist

Sunday, February 8
3:00 p.m., Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall

This program marks the dedication of the Blair School’s new Dobson pipe organ,whose construction and installation were made possible through a generous gift from Cal Turner Jr. and Laura Dugas. The organ is given to Blair in honor of longtime and much-loved Vanderbilt organist Cyrus Daniel, on behalf of all his former students — a group that includes Turner!

The first part of the event will be an informal discussion of the organ’s design and musical characteristics, with numerous musical illustrations. This will be followed by a formal 45-minute recital on the organ, which will include music by Couperin, Bach, Brahms and others. A reception will follow the recital, with an opportunity to meet the organ builder.

Presented with gratitude to Lois and Peter Fyfe for their generous support of the Blair School

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  • Martha

    February 1st, 2015

    How does one get tickets to this event?

  • KristinWhittlesey

    February 2nd, 2015

    Hi, Martha. There are no tickets required – it is free and open to the public! Also, there is free parking across the street from the school in the West Garage, on ChIldren’s Way.

  • KristinWhittlesey

    February 2nd, 2015

    There are no tickets required – it’s free and open to the public!

  • Bill Handel

    February 8th, 2015

    Notwithstanding its reportedly wonderful sound and the generosity of its donor, the organ is an abrupt departure from the aesthetics and scale of the existing hall – and to my eye not in a good way. The Nashville Scene article “Organ Transplant” is entirely laudatory, but may have inadvertently provided a clue in disclosing that the installation was accomplished in a fraction of the time of similar projects. Was this truly an “organ transplant” originally intended for a much bigger, more traditional venue?

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