Indiana University

News Release


Thursday, April 29, 2010

IU Jacobs School of Music announces live Internet and radio events for Seward Organ dedication this weekend

April 28, 2010

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and WFIU Public Radio announce that there will be two live media events during the dedication concerts of the Jacobs School's Maidee H. and Jackson A. Seward Organ this weekend. Both events can be watched or listened to live over the Internet.

The inaugural concert will be video-streamed on Friday, April 30, at 8 p.m. at In addition, WFIU Public Radio will live-broadcast most of the Sunday, May 2, performance, starting at 3:50 p.m. and ending at 5 p.m., through 103.7 FM (in Bloomington) and The WFIU radio/Web broadcast will be introduced by Michael Barone, host of the nationally syndicated radio program Pipedreams.

There are no more tickets available for any of the three dedication concerts in Auer Hall.

Recitalists for the concerts include Professor Janette Fishell, chair of the Jacobs School's Organ Department, Professor Christopher Young, Visiting Associate Professor Jeffrey Smith, Jacobs Dean Emeritus Charles Webb and Chancellor's Professor Emerita Marilyn Keiser.

The organ is being named for Maidee H. and Jackson A. Seward, M.D., whose gift made the project possible. The instrument boasts nearly 4,000 pipes, each painstakingly voiced by master organ builders C. B. Fisk, Inc. It will also be known as the C. B. Fisk, Op. 135.

The organ is housed in the Jacobs School's Auer Hall, which was renovated and technically upgraded to create not only an ideal acoustic setting for the instrument but also an extremely versatile space to meet the school's broad range of needs for teaching and performance.

In addition to the upcoming dedication concerts, the Jacobs School of Music will present the following free organ recitals in Auer Hall:

For more information about the Maidee H. and Jackson A. Seward Organ, including photos, see

Web Version

IU News Room
530 E. Kirkwood Ave., Suite 201
Bloomington, IN 47408-4003