The pipes are calling once again, with patriotic music at Merrill

The Portland Press Herald’s Ray Routhier interviewed Portland Municipal Organist James Kennerley in advance of his August 21, 2021 America, America! concert. Read the story here. (A subscription to the the Portland Press Herald may be necessary to read this article online.) It appeared in the Thursday, August 19, 2021 printed newspaper.

Live in-person organ music returns to Merrill Auditorium

Amanda Hill from NewsCenter Maine’s 207 program interviews James Kennerley about his upcoming in-person concert in Merrill Auditorium; his first live event on the Merrill stage since December 2019. America, America! is live in Merrill Auditorium on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 7pm. Story broadcast on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 View the story here.

Kotzschmar Organ 2021-2022 Season NOW On Sale

We begin with… America, America! on Saturday, August 21st in Merrill Auditorium Available for later viewing beginning August 25th We’re headed back to Merrill Auditorium on Saturday August 21st for an inspiring concert starring Portland Municipal Organist James Kennerley. We can’t wait to share this glorious music with you inside beautiful Merrill Auditorium! Join James … Read more

We Plan to Play On In New Ways

PORTLAND, Maine, (August 5, 2020) – The Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ today announced a plan to bring performance back to Merrill Auditorium. The group’s annual Bach Birthday Bash, originally scheduled for March 20th, was rescheduled, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, to be a live performance on Saturday, September 26th at 7pm. As … Read more

James Kennerley and the Kotzschmar organ Portland Press Herald Staff photo by Derek Davis

Article: Kennerley Honors Tradition and Adds His Own Twist

Classical review: Kennerley honors tradition and adds his own twist on Bach’s birthday The municipal organist transcribed some works and played others as Bach would have in the concert Wednesday at Merrill Auditorium. Read the article in the Portland Press Herald.