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Mass Ave Gallery Walk Open House, Oct 1, 2010

Goulding and Wood will host an open house as part of the Mass Ave Gallery walk on Friday, October 1, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Guests are invited to tour the shop and see the work in progress. Our current project is the restoration of the 1892 Sandborn organ for the Cook Grand Theatre at the new Indiana Landmarks Headquarters (formerly the Central United Methodist Church) here in Indianapolis.

Representatives from Indiana Landmarks will also be here to talk about their work on restoring this historic Indianapolis building.

Loyola Organ Recital Series for 2010-2011

Loyola University, Chicago, Illinois, presents for following people in recital at Madonna della Strada Chapel.

The organ concerts take place on the third Sunday of each month at 3:00 p.m.

All events are free and open to the public.

19 September 2010 -- Steven Betancourt, Director of Music, Madonna della Chapel

17 October 2010 -- Richard Hoskins, Organist – Director of Music, St Chrysostom Episcopal Church

21 November 2010 -- Brent Weiland, Organist – Director of Music, St Philip the Apostle Church

19 December 2010 -- Mary Gifford, Organist, Saint Mary Church, Des Plaines, IL

16 January 2011 -- Fred Vipond, Organist, Saint Mary of the Annunciation Church

20 February 2011 -- Allison Boccia, Organist, Bethany Lutheran Church, Crystal Lake, IL

20 March 2011 -- Andrew Fredel, Organist, St Peter Church in the Loop

17 April 2011 -- Student Recital of Organist studying at Loyola University Chicago

15 May 2011 -- John Paradowski, Organist, Staint Matthew Lutheran Church, Wauwatosa, WI

19 June 2011 -- Summer Celebrity Series: James David Christie – Boston, Massachusetts

17 July 2011 -- Summer Celebrity Series: Lynne Davis – Wichita, Kansas

21 August 2011 -- Summer Celebrity Series: Nathan Laube – Highland Park, Illinois


Summer Celeberity Series - Loyola University - Chicago

Loyola University, Chicago will present the following organists as part of their summer celebrity concert series.

Sunday, June 20, 3:00 p.m. - Cherry Rhodes

Sunday, July 18, 3:00 p.m. - Gerre Hancock

Sunday, August 15, 3:00 p.m. - Peter Richard Conte


Jane Parker Smith at East Liberty Presbyterian Church - Pittsburgh

Jane Parker Smith will be in concert on Sunday, March 21, 4:00 p.m. at East Liberty Presbyterian Church, 116, South Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The event is sponsored by the Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Guild of Organists as part of their Organ Artists Series of Pittsburgh.


Peter Richard Conte to play at Ball State

SUNDAY, JANUARY, 24 — 3:00 P.M.
Sursa Memorial Organ
Sursa Hall — Ball State University.

Concert Program

Overture to Candide
Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
transcribed by Peter Richard Conte

Marche Religieuse
Alexandre Guilmant (1837-1911)

Concerto in G Major Allegro
Grave Presto
Johann Ernst (1696-1715)
transcribed by
Johann Sebastian Bach

Variations on a Theme of Arcangelo Corelli
Fritz Kreisler (1875-1962)
transcribed by Peter Richard Conte

Choral No. 1 in E Major
César Franck (1822-1890)

From Bach’s Memento
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
transcribed by Charles-Marie Widor

Fantasy on Nursery Tunes
Robert Elmore (1913-1985)

Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
transcribed by Peter Richard Conte

Peter Richard Conte is an organist whose great skill and innovative style can be completely enjoyed by any general audience-not just by other organists and organ buffs. He programs transcriptions (many of them works he has arranged himself) of recognizable audience-favorite pieces, including many of the great opera arias and overtures. Not many performers today offer a Bach Prelude and Fugue followed by Bizet’s “Carmen” or a Strauss waltz.

Peter Richard Conte is Grand Court Organist of the world famous Wanamaker Organ at the Macy’s Philadelphia department store. When not touring, he performs on the six-manual, 28,000-pipe instrument twice daily, six days per week. The Wanamaker Organ is the largest fully functioning musical instrument in the world; Mr. Conte,appointed Grand Court Organist in 1989, is the fourth person to hold that title since the organ first played in 1911.

Mr. Conte, highly regarded as a skillful performer and arranger of organ transcriptions, has been featured several times on National Public Radio and on ABC television’s “Good Morning America” and “World News Tonight.” His monthly radio show, “The Wanamaker Organ Hour”, airs on the first Sunday of each month, at 5 PM (Eastern), and can be heard via the internet at WRTI.ORG.

He performs extensively throughout the United States and Canada under the management of Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, and was a featured artist at the American Guild of Organists’ National Convention in 2002. He has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Peter Nero and the Philly Pops, and with the Delaware and Allentown Symphonies. In addition to his concert career, Mr. Conte serves as Choirmaster and Organist of St. Clement’s Church, Philadelphia, where he directs an eighteen-voice professional choir in music of the Anglo Catholic tradition.

Peter Richard Conte, an Associate of the American Guild of Organists, has served on the executive board of its Philadelphia Chapter, and has presented guild workshops on transcriptions and improvisation. Mr. Conte studied with Larry Smith and Robert Rayfield at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he was awarded the prestigious Performers’ Certificate in Organ. He later returned to Indiana University in 2008 to accept the School of Music’s Distinguished Alumni Award.

Sursa Hall is located in the Music Instruction Building, on the campus of Ball State University at corner of Riverside and McKinley, with free parking in the garage behind the Music Instruction Building

More information is available at the following web site: