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Fri July 15, 2011
Installation Underway for Kauffman Center Pipe Organ
The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts opens in two months. And it will also take the next two months for a crew from Montreal to install a new Casavant Fr?res pipe organ.
By Laura Spencer
Kansas City, Mo. – Installation work began last week, and boxes and crates filled with pipes and other components are stacked on stage - and behind stage - at Helzberg Hall.
KCUR's Laura Spencer talked to project manager Fabien Tremblay about the progress.
photos: Laura Spencer/KCUR
After installation is complete, tuning and voicing will begin (also a two-month process). A dedication concert for the pipe organ takes place on March 10, 2012.
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