Celebrating more than thirty years on the air, Pipedreams is the only weekly radio program that explores the full range of the art and potential of the pipe organ.
Each week, Pipedreams host Michael Barone shares selected organ works and performances, and in doing so, encourages listeners to engage both their ears and imaginations to gain greater appreciation of this instrument. He talks with composers, organists, organ builders and restorers. The show features brand new instruments in churches and concert halls, plus historic pipe organs recorded in locations around the world, from ancient instruments in vast cathedrals to the “mighty Wurlitzers” of movie house fame.
"I have a fondness for the Kansas City area and it’s been wonderful to see the impact of the Kauffman Center, the activities of the local American Guild of Organists chapter, and the fine new instruments that have been installed in recent years. It’s great that Pipedreams now can be part of this impressive artistic tapestry."
- Michael Barone
"I'm grateful that our wonderful Classical KC is airing Pipedreams, the premiere program for the art of organ playing! Its host, Michael Barone, has decades of experience creating interesting programming and commentary -- I learn something new from him nearly every time. I'm especially excited when Pipedreams programs have featured Kansas-City instruments and organists, and I'm honored to say that a few have included me. Thank you, Classical KC!"
- Jan Kraybill, Organ Conservator at The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
"This is a favorite of organ professionals and amateurs - always the best organs to be heard by the best players of our own time and their predecessors. Mr. Barone is a terrific host - informative but not 'gushy'."
- John Schaefer, The Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Guild of Organists