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Recital At Brown — Big Organ

organ (3.10) Olivier Latry, Organist Titulaire of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris and Professor of Music at the Paris Conservatory will perform works of Bach, Franck, Vierne, Guilmant, Widor, and an improvisation on the historic Hutchings-Votey pipe organ in Sayles Hall.

The Sayles Hall organ is the largest remaining Hutchings-Votey organ of its type. Built by the Hutchings-Votey Organ Company of Boston, it was given to Brown in 1903 by Lucian Sharpe, class of 1893, in memory of his parents. To receive the organ, which weighs about 25 tons and has more than 3,000 pipes ranging from two to 32 feet in height, the old gallery in Sayles Hall was replaced by a new one with a projecting center.

25 tons?! That’ll rattle your sternum. Admission is free; Sayles Hall is wheelchair accessible. Go and get out of your own head for a while. Turn your phone off.

Recital, free and open to the public, 4pm to 5:30pm, Sunday, March 10, Sayles Hall, Brown Green, 79 Waterman Street