Kotzschmar Organ Summer Concerts from Portland City Hall

Kotzschmar Organ Summer Concerts from Portland City Hall
Built in 1912, the 98-rank Austin organ in the restored City Hall auditorium of Portland, Maine, was donated to the city by the Philadelphia publisher and Portland native Cyrus H. K. Curtis and dedicated in honor and memory of his childhood music teacher and Hermann Kotzschmar (1829-1908). Every summer, a series of public concerts bring organists from far and wide to play for an enthusiastic and large crowd of organ concertgoers. Arranged by Portland City Organist Ray Cornils, these concerts are now sampled on a series of CDs: