Organ, Sacred Music, and Historical Keyboards

Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI)

The Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative presents

Beyond the Stops: Finding the Organ’s Voices
EROI Festival 2018: October 24-26

2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the installation of three magnificent organs in Rochester: the Craighead-Saunders Organ (GOArt/Yokota/Arvidsson) at Christ Church, the Halloran-All Saints Organ (Paul Fritts and Company, Opus 26) at Sacred Heart Cathedral, and the David Tannenberg-style organ (Taylor & Boody, Opus 57) at First Presbyterian Church of Pittsford. With the theme of Beyond the Stops: Finding the Organ’s Voices, the 2018 EROI Festival celebrates these instruments by going beyond stoplists and stereotypes to explore the potentials of organ sounds—regardless of chronological, national, or historical styles of organ building. An international slate of organists, scholars, and builders will participate in onsite studies of these three instruments, as well as the Italian Baroque organ at the Memorial Art Gallery, the Hook & Hastings organ (Opus 1573, 1893) at Christ Church, and the E. M. Skinner organ (Opus 711, 1928) at Church of the Ascension. Keynote speakers Nathan Laube (Eastman School of Music) and Joel Speerstra (Göteborg Organ Art Center) will identify central issues and propose concepts to be explored during the course of our conversations. Evening concerts will feature Eastman’s distinguished organ faculty as well as guest artists Hans Davidsson (Sweden) and Thomas Lacôte (France).

Please click here to find the 2018 Festival Information and Registration brochure.