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December 05, 2012

Organ makes its debut

vintage organ

Made by one of the premier American organ builders of the 19th century, the recently restored 1893 Hook and Hastings Organ was acquired by the Eastman School as part of its Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative. The organ, installed in Christ Church in Rochester, will be used for teaching, practice, and public recitals and concerts by Eastman students and faculty and guest musicians as well as for church services. “The 1893 Hook and Hastings Organ provides the community with an organ that is ideal for music from the late 19th century,” says David Higgs, chair of the Department of Organ and Historical Keyboards at Eastman. “Its unique burnished sound gives listeners the opportunity to hear music from the Romantic period performed on a historically appropriate instrument.”

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