Massive Organ Recital At Brown

(11.9) This is the largest Hutchings-Votey organ in the world, weighing in at 25 tons with 3,355 wooden and metal pipes. The longest pipe is 32 feet long.

Internationally acclaimed organist Douglas Cleveland will perform Bach, Whitlock, Yukl, and Briggs on the 1903 Hutchings-Votey pipe organ.

Cleveland gained international prominence when he won first prize in the 1994 American Guild of Organists National Young Artists Competition in Dallas. Since then he has performed in 49 of the United States, and has been invited to perform in such venues as Westminster Abbey, The Berlin Cathedral, Stockholm Cathedral, Moscow Conservatory, Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne, Minato Mirai Concert Hall in Yokohama, Japan, the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, and the Cathedral of Lausanne, Switzerland.

The organ is tuned before every recital due to the fluctuations of temperature and humidity in the cavernous room. Dust in the pipes is common, and there is the occasional spider and, once or twice, a bat.

Free and open to the public, 4pm, Sunday, November 9, Sayles Hall, Main Green, Brown University

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