( Wed., Jul. 19, 2017 )
Performed by Richard Gress
Old Salem Visitor Center, 900 Old Salem Road, Winston-Salem, NC, NC 27101-5329
About the Tannenberg Organ: The Tannenberg Organ is located in the James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium in the Visitor Center at Old Salem. It is the largest surviving pipe organ built by David Tannenberg (1728-1804), who is widely regarded as one of America’s greatest organ builders. The completion of the restoration of the Tannenberg organ at Old Salem was a fifteen-year project for Old Salem Museums & Gardens and a nearly one-hundred-year odyssey if one considers the first step of the restoration was the careful storage of the organ when it was removed from Home Moravian Church in 1910. Even though Old Salem Museums restored the organ and provided a new home for it in the Old Salem Visitor Center, the organ is still owned by Home Moravian Church.
Tannenberg Organ Recital Series