Pipedreams, Public Radio’s Celebration of the Pipe Organ, to Present a Live Event from the University of Nevada — Las Vegas on January 8, 2006

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Pipedreams, Public Radio’s Celebration of the Pipe Organ, to Present a Live Event from the University of Nevada — Las Vegas on January 8, 2006

WHAT: Pipedreams, American Public Media’s weekly celebration of pipe organs, comes to Las Vegas to present "Around Bach" — an annotated concert of organ music by and inspired by Johann Sebastian Bach. Pipedreams host and producer Michael Barone will appear as master-of-ceremonies for this event.

The program’s centerpiece is the recently installed Beckerath mechanical action pipe organ, which resides in the Doc Rando recital hall at the University of Nevada. Eight regional organists, hailing from Nevada, Arizona, Utah and California, will perform during the evening. The concert will be recorded for future broadcast on Pipedreams.

This Pipedreams event coincides with the American Guild of Organists mid-winter conclave in Las Vegas Jan. 8-12. For more information about the AGO, go to www.agohq.org.

About Pipedreams
Broadcast for more than 20 years, Pipedreams is the only weekly radio program that explores the full range, art and potential of the pipe organ. Each week, Pipedreams host Michael Barone shares selected organ works and performances with listeners, and in doing so, encourages them to engage both their ears and imaginations in a greater appreciation of this instrument. He talks with composers, organists, organ builders and restorers. The show features brand new instruments in churches and concert halls, plus historic pipe organs recorded in locations around the world, from ancient instruments in vast cathedrals to the "Mighty Wurlitzers" of movie house fame.

Pipedreams is recorded and distributed nationwide by American Public Media. For more information about the program, go to pipedreams.publicradio.org/.

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Sunday, January 8, 2006

WHERE: University of Nevada Beem Music Center, Doc Rando recital hall, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas

TICKETS: Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the venue the day of show

TUNE IN: Pipedreams can be heard weekly in the Las Vegas at 10 p.m. Sunday evenings on KCNV 89.7 FM.