Tag: organ

PLAYING THE WORLD’S LARGEST PIPE ORGAN

Joseph Bertolozzi had the singular experience of playing the great pipe organ at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ, the largest pipe organ in the world. Yes, that’s seven keyboards! Thanks to Nathan Bryson, Curator of Organs and Scott D Banks, Event Coordinator. Powerful, yes; smooth, yes; versatile, yes. But there was an unexpected phenomenon (N.B. this gets pretty technical, so… Read more →

#3 of 7 – BERTOLOZZI 1985 STATE DEPT CONCERT TOUR OF PORTUGAL

ÓBIDOS – July 20, 1985 Remember how I said southern Portuguese doesn’t sound like it reads? Óbidos is pronounced “HO-beech.” The “H” is a gutteral “CH sound as in “Bach.” Only the people who live in the area pronounce it this way; the attaché at the Embassy didn’t. When our English-speaking driver Carlos (KAR-loosh!) picked us up at the train station and… Read more →

#2 of 7 – BERTOLOZZI 1985 STATE DEPT CONCERT TOUR OF PORTUGAL

LISBON My wife Sheila accompanied me on this tour as page turner/assistant for the concerts as she had in 1982’s European tour. We landed and went to our hotel. Though the whole itinerary was arranged from train tickets, buses, connections, lodging, ground transport, etc., we had to make a connection with the Embassy first. Asking for directions was a little daunting.… Read more →