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Aeolian-Skinner Organ Co. (Opus 1472, 1971)

Location:

John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
2700 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20566 US
Concert Hall
Organ ID: 35807

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Auditoriums and Concert Halls
  • The organ has been relocated.
  • The organ's condition needs attention, but in usable condition.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: EP pitman
  • 76 ranks. 4,170 pipes. 3 manuals. 53 stops. 59 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): EP pitman chests
  • Position: In a case at the front of the room.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Stops: 53
  • Registers: 59
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on November 29, 2012:

Updated through online information from Kristina Powers. -- Organ relocated to Providence Methodist Church in Charlotte, NC.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on November 28, 2012:

Updated through online information from William Dunklin. -- An article in the online Washington Post, February 28, 2009, called "Kennedy Center Needs a New Pipe Organ" by Anne Midgette, details in layman's terms the numerous problems with the Skinner and the decision to replace the ailing instrument.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on March 02, 2009:

Updated through online information from William Rowland. -- This organ has been severely water damaged and recommendations by the Dobson firm were that it be replaced because it is beyond normal repair.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on July 03, 2008:

Identified through information adapted from E. M. Skinner/Aeolian-Skinner Opus List, by Sand Lawn and Allen Kinzey (Organ Historical Society, 1997), and included here through the kind permission of Sand Lawn:
Installed in 1971; extant with slight mechanical and tonal changes; Pedal reeds replaced in 1975; console rebuilt by Lawless & Associates in 1993; minor tonal changes by Lawless & Associates in 1992-93.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab From Allen Kinzey via <i>The Aeolian-Skinner Archives</i>
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Source not recorded: Open In New Tab The Diapason Nov. 1970 p.3
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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