Orgelfest17 infuses Kotzschmar

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] Orgelfest17 infuses Kotzschmar with youthful energy Guest musicians take turns, along with Ray Cornils, on the mighty organ in the summer series at Merrill Auditorium. [/two_third_last]

Organ Music and In-school Curricula

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] Ray Cornils 12 Highlights from his work in Maine Organ Music and In-school Curricula For the past 27 years, Municipal Organist Ray Cornils brought the magic of organ music into classrooms throughout Southern Maine with a variety of educational programs. “In the first 10 years or so of my tenure as Municipal … Read more

From the Municipal Organist — Summer 2017

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] What a pleasure and honor it has been to serve as Portland’s Municipal Organist since 1990. We have come a long way together. In the 1990’s we focused on getting more of the instrument to function – replacing worn stop and key actions – so that increasingly more of the instrument would be … Read more

From the President — Summer 2017

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] As we head into another wonderful Maine summer, you are surely making many fun plans. I am suggesting that you keep in mind this simple thought: Kotzschmar Tuesdays in August. Many world class organs of the world are readily available most of the time for performances. Many of them are located in dedicated … Read more

From the Executive Director — Summer 2017

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] It has been a whirlwind few months since I joined the Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ as the new Executive Director. It is hard for me to articulate just how exciting it is to be a part of this wonderful organization and to be working with so many people who are just … Read more

Where is K. Jr.?

[one_third] [/one_third] [two_third_last] FOKO is very proud to include a portable, playable pipe organ as part of our education and outreach programs. Affectionately known as “Kotzschmar Jr.” (or K. Jr., for short) this remarkable instrument was built by David E. Wallace & Co. of Gorham, Maine. K. Jr. travels to classrooms throughout Maine and beyond … Read more