Monthly Archives December 2018

207: Portland’s municipal organist improvises with traditional holiday music

James Kennerley has barely been Portland’s municipal organist for a year, but is proving his skills of improvisation on the Kotzschmar Organ inside of Merrill Auditorium. On Tuesday, he and some talented vocalists are putting a spin on traditional holiday classics with their show, “Christmas With Kennerley.” The show will be a mix of original songs by James Kennerley, and other traditional music with a touch of his own style. Kennerley has been a guest host on 207 in the past, and isn’t your typical organist. In his early thirties, he’s a composer, a conductor, a musician, and spends his
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