Celebrate the season as George Eastman’s guest and enjoy 24 holiday classics performed by the George Eastman Museum’s resident organist, Joe Blackburn. Blackburn brings his intimate knowledge of Eastman’s original three-story, 6,037-pipe Aeolian pipe organ to his performance at Eastman’s National Historic Landmark mansion in Rochester, NY. The music chosen for this Christmas program is a selection of carols and popular songs from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. “Silent Night,” “Deck the Halls,” “Jingle Bells,” and “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas,” these are all holiday songs and carols that Eastman would have known. (“White Christmas” and “The Christmas Song” came along in the next generation.)
A project of the Eastman Museum Council.
Trained at the Eastman School of Music, Joe Blackburn is a veteran organist and music teacher. He has been fascinated by music since early childhood and has been playing organ since he was 15. Blackburn has been a volunteer organist at the Eastman Museum since 2008.
For more information on Eastman’s Aeolian pipe organ, go to eastman.org/aeolian.
An Eastman Christmas has been produced by Jack and Bonnie Garner, with recording and mastering by Antonio H. Guerrero.
Celebrate the CD Launch
Friday, November 3, 5:30 p.m.
Celebrate the new album of holiday classics performed on George Eastman’s Aeolian pipe organ, and enjoy a live preview. Get a first look at the Sweet Creations gingerbread display. Light refreshments and wine.
CDs will be available for purchase ($20 incl. tax). Proceeds benefit the George Eastman Museum.