Acclaimed Organist to Perform on Historic Organ

03/11/10

     Organist extraordinaire Frederick Hohman will return to The University of Scranton on Friday, Mar. 26, at 7:30 p.m. for a performance on the University’s historic Austin organ in the Houlihan McLean Center on campus. Hohman, a critically acclaimed organist and composer, will return to the Houlihan-McLean center for his fourth recital on this recently restored instrument. The concert is free of charge and open to the public.

     The University’s Austin Opus 301 Symphonic Organ is one of a very few authentic examples of early 20th-century American symphonic organs. Built in 1910 for the church that occupied the building that would later become the university’s concert hall, the 3,178 pipe instrument was meticulously restored by Patrick J. Murphy & Associates in 2005. 

     Hohman has previously performed at the University, most notably in 2006 when he performed for a broadcast of Pipedreams Live, a nationally syndicated radio program that features performances on famous organs located throughout the world.

     Hohman, who resides in South Bend, Ind., is best known as a concert organist, but he is also as a sought-after producer, composer, and host of the weekly television series, Midnight Pipes. He has produced a number of organ recordings over the span of his career, many featuring the largest organs in the United States. He began touring in 1984 and has appeared as a guest organ recitalist at universities, cathedrals and music festivals.

     For additional information regarding this event, contact Cheryl Y. Boga, director of Performance Music at The University of Scranton, at (570) 941-7624 or www.scranton.edu/music.

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