Paul Jacobs Plays the Kotzschmar Organ – A John Weaver Memorial Concert 2023: On-Demand Online

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Heralded as “one of the major musicians of our time” by Alex Ross of The New Yorker and as “America’s leading organ performer” by The Economist, the internationally celebrated organist Paul Jacobs combines a probing intellect and extraordinary technical mastery with an unusually large repertoire, both old and new. An eloquent champion of his instrument and a student of John …

Bach Birthday Bash 2024: On-Demand Online

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James Kennerley leads FOKO’s annual celebration of the “grandfather of classical music,” Johann Sebastian Bach. The combination of internationally recognized scholar and interpreter of Bach (Kennerley) with the Kotzschmar Organ, one of the finest organs in the world, is special indeed. Join us for a musical and intellectual exploration of the “Shakespeare” of composers, the composer of modest origins whose …

Christmas with Kennerley 2023: On-Demand Online

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A wonderful Christmas concert for the whole family, Christmas with Kennerley is the quintessential “Home for the Holidays” Maine experience. Portland municipal organist James Kennerley, one of the top organists in the world, leads from the console of the historic Kotzschmar Organ, joined by singers, Kotzschmar Brass & Percussion, and more. Sing along to your favorite Christmas carols, enjoy local …

Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde 2023: On-Demand Online

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James Kennerley plays a LIVE improvisation to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde this year for Portland’s favorite Halloween tradition. Prepare to be thrilled, horrified, and amazed as we leap back in time with this 1920 classic “silent” film favorite, played on the Kotzschmar Organ by one of the top silent film accompanists of the 21st century! Please email assistant@foko.org to …

Fab Film Music 2023: On-Demand Online

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James Kennerley plays the Kotzschmar Organ and welcomes the Kotzschmar Brass and Percussion to Merrill Auditorium in this fun and touching tour through the greatest music in film history. Join us for a concert of music that has the power to move and thrill audiences, kids and adults alike!

Christmas with Kennerley 2022: On-Demand Online

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Make your holidays merry and musical! Join Portland’s own Municipal Organist, James Kennerley, and very special guests for an evening filled with joy, magic, and the awe-inspiring sound of the mighty Kotzschmar Organ. It’s an unforgettable celebration of the holiday season.

Bach Birthday Bash with James Kennerley 2023: On-Demand Online

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Join James Kennerley, Portland’s Eleventh Municipal Organist, for a performance of music composed by the High Priest of the organ: Johann Sebastian Bach. Born on March 21, 1685, Bach was renowned during his lifetime as a “world-class organist” – more famous for his virtuosic organ playing than for his compositions. Bach’s organ music has captured the minds of performers and …

Live from Merrill Auditorium

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Join James Kennerley, Portland’s Eleventh Municipal Organist, for a performance of music composed by the High Priest of the organ: Johann Sebastian Bach. Born on March 21, 1685, Bach was renowned during his lifetime as a “world-class organist” – more famous for his virtuosic organ playing than for his compositions. Bach’s organ music has captured the minds of performers and …

The General 2023: Live from Merrill Auditorium

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Step back to the golden era of cinema and witness Buster Keaton’s comedic genius in the timeless classic “The General.” This silent masterpiece will be accompanied by the mesmerizing live organ music of James Kennerley, adding a whole new dimension to the film. “The General” is a silent comedy film starring Buster Keaton, released in 1926. The movie is set …