Upcoming Events


Lecture: "Pythagoras, Broccoli, and the Evolution of Pipe Organ Stop Action"

Please join us on Monday, February 28th at 7pm for a unique lecture given by John Bishop about the fascinating (and perhaps unexpected!) connections between the Greek mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras, the Italian mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci, pipe organ stop action, and yes, broccoli! The talk traces the history of stop action from the Hydraulis, through centuries of innovations, to the spectacularly complex consoles built by Ernest Skinner in the early twentieth century and the state of the art solid-state control systems used in most modern organs, and how each step influenced new generations of musicians from Sweelinck to Bach to Lynwood Farnam. The talk will be given at Incarnate Word Lutheran Church, 597 East Avenue in Rochester. All the request of the venue, all attendees must be vaccinated to attend. John Bishop is the executive director of the Organ Clearing House. He has written columns for The Diapason for over fifteen years. Learn more about John at http://www.bishoporgan.com/

RCORS Presents: Raúl Prieto Ramírez

April 1st, 7:30 PM

St. Anne Church, 1600 Mount Hope Ave.

The Rochester Celebrity Organ Recital Series (RCORS) announces an organ concert featuring Raúl Prieto Ramírez, organist, composer, and recording artist. Hailed as a true performer, his concerts feature music ranging from Freddie Mercury to Johann Sebastian Bach. Mr. Ramírez will play on a 1995 Konzelman pipe organ built in the 19th-century French Romantic style.


Raúl Prieto Ramírez is San Diego Civic Organist where he presents over 55 concerts a year - most of which entirely from memory. His career is primarily that of a concert artist with a busy schedule that takes him to major festivals and concert halls around the world. He is also regularly featured for master classes both sides of the Atlantic. His performances have been described by critics as “sizzling”, iconoclastic”, “impeccable”, and “transcendent”. At age 27, as the first Organist of Spain’s National Concert Hall in Madrid, he increased attendance by a multiple of 30 and critics hailed him as one of the most exciting talents in the music scene. He later founded the International Organ Festival/Academy in Barcelona, the Sursa American Organ Competition in partnership with Moscow and served as organ consultant for both religious and civil institutions.


A former student of Ludger Lohmann and Leonid Sintsev, Mr. Ramírez expanded his musicological-informed interpretation skills with Marie-Claire Alain, Guy Bovet, Lionel Rogg, Zsigmond Szathmáry, and Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini among others. The premieres of his works have been recorded and broadcast in Spain, including a concerto for organ and orchestra that was premiered in Barcelona. In June 2016, Mr. Ramirez and his wife, Spanish pianist Maria Teresa Sierra, were featured duo artists at the American Guild of Organists’ national convention in Houston. Mr. Ramírez’s first compact discs on Brilliant Classics were recorded at Milan Cathedral and at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona. Raúl Prieto Ramírez is represented in North America exclusively by Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists, LLC.

Offerings of $12 will be accepted at the door, and masks are required.