Kotzschmar: 100 Stops After 100 Years

A commission for this occasion by Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ (FOKO) began the musical program. The Concertino FOKO, Op. 1073, by Carson Cooman (b. 1982) was given its world premiere by Cornils, organ, and the Kotzschmar Festival Brass conducted by Conte. In the composer’s description: “The music begins with a raucous salvo by brass … Read more

Portland’s Famed Kotzschmar Organ Sings Again after $2.5 Million Restoration

This weekend marks a landmark occasion for the city of Portland’s century-old Kotzschmar organ, as it returns from a lengthy and costly overhaul that supporters hope will keep it going for another 100 years. Tom Porter took a look behind the curtain. (click for full article) — Tom Porter for the Maine Public Broadcasting Network (MPBN)

Ray Cornils on 94.9 WHOM

Click here to listen to the full interview on WHOM’s website. Portland’s Kotzschmar Organ has been under repair for the past two years. The revitalized organ is about to have it’s unveiling. A full schedule of events is planned. The historic and massive organ spans 60 feet at the back of the Merrill Auditorium stage. … Read more