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10th Anniversary Tannenberg Celebration
About Old Salem's Tannenberg Organ
The historical importance of the magnificent organ David Tannenberg completed in 1800 for Home Moravian Church in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was recognized at the time of its dismantling in 1910, and it was not destroyed but remained in storage in various locations for eighty-eight years.
Tannenberg built about 40 organs during a career that began in 1758 and ended with his death in 1804. Unfortunately, only nine organs survive, and many of these have been significantly modified from their original design. The organ built for Home Moravian Church, the largest extant example of Tannenberg’s work, is the only surviving two-manual Tannenberg, and is largely intact.
With meticulous care and understanding, the organ was restored to its original state by Taylor & Boody Organbuilders of Staunton, Virginia. The restoration process took place from 1998-2004. Musically and visually it stands in Old Salem as a tribute to the talent and craftsmanship of a master organ builder and his remarkable musical achievement in the North Carolina Backcountry. (Watch the PBS Documentary Video about Old Salem's restoration of the Tannenberg organ)
10th Anniversary Tannenberg Organ Celebration: Special Evening Concert
Friday, March 14, 2014
7:30pm - 9:00pm
James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium
Old Salem Visitor Center
(900 Old Salem Road)
Join us for an evening concert and reception celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Old Salem's 1800 Tannenberg Organ! Enjoy selections performed by Peter Sykes, one of the most distinguished and versatile keyboard artists performing today. Mr. Sykes played a brilliant rededicatory recital on March 19, 2004 in celebration of the Tannenberg's installation, thus it is fitting for him to also celebrate the organ's 10 year anniversary. (Learn more about Peter Sykes)
Admission: $15 Adults / $5 Students
Tickets will be available for purchase at the door or may be reserved / purchased in advance by calling Old Salem Group Tours at 1-800-441-5305.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-721-7350.
600 South Main St.
Winston-Salem, NC 27101