This concert event, held on Sunday, 1 October, at 4pm, will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Fisk organ in Caruth Auditorium, and will be performed by SMU Meadows alumni from around the country who studied with the late Dr. Robert T. Anderson, a leading advocate of the Fisk organ. Michael Barone, host of Pipedreams, the syndicated radio program dedicated to the organ, will emcee the afternoon’s festivities. Performers include former Anderson students Wolfgang Ruebsam, Stefan Engels, Carole Terry, Christopher Anderson, George Baker, Benjamin Kolodziej, Stefan Engels, and Barbara Marquart. Three of RTA's own organ compositions will be performed.
A curated display of pictures from the history of the organ studio at SMU will be available for perusal beforehand. Benjamin Kolodziej’s new book, Music from the Hilltop: Organs and Organists at SMU, published by UNT Press, will be released this evening, as will be the new J.S. Bach recordings by Stefan Engels.