On May 10, 1869, workers drove the so-called “golden spike”spike through railroad ties joining the Union Pacific Railroad with the Central Pacific Railroad. Saturday evening on The American Sound, hear American composer George Antheil’s “Golden Spike,” inspired by America’s transcontinental railroad.
Pontifical College Josephinum’s Pipe Organ
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We visit Pontifical College Josephinum (the only Pontifical College sanctioned by the Vatican outside of Italy) and get a behind the scenes tour of their magnificent pipe organ with its three keyboards and pedals, 31 stops and 2332 pipes ranging from 16 feet to less than an inch.
This German-made instrument is the delight of ProMusica’s Tim Russell. We follow the conductor and orchestra as they prepare for a series of upcoming concerts featuring the pipe organ.