Happy New Year of 2017!

Tomorrow, the third of five video presentations in our “Bach 2 Soul” program called “The Art and Science of Piano and Organ” co-hosted by Mariam Haddad of Performance English (Performance-English.com) and Efrem Jernigan, President of South Union Community Development Corporation (South Union CDC) will be an extremely special day for @SouthUnionCDC STEM program students, who are now known as “STEAM” students now that the Arts are incorporated into these presentations.

Dr. Jeong-Sun Bae (Adjunct Professor of Organ Performance for the University of St. Thomas, Houston) will join me at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, a historic landmark Church located in downtown Houston tomorrow morning at 9am C.S.T. The program will be telecast to students at the South Union CDC classroom via @Skype from the Church. Francesco Attesti will join us on the Skype transmission, live from Italy.

Dr. Bae is also the assistant organist at Houston’s Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, and she leads a Summer Organ Camp (MPS Summer Organ Camp) at UST. Dr. Bae will demonstrate the beautiful two-manual tracker Opus 23 pipe organ built by one of the top historic organ builders in America, Martin Pasi and Pasi Organ Builders, of Roy, WA.

Dr. Bae provided these very fascinating links to share with us:

The illustrious history of this Church: https://www.felchouston.org/the-pasi-organ.html
How the Church was able to install the new Pasi Opus 23 organ in 2014: http://www.click2houston.com/news/historic-church-receives-new-organ-after-fire
Pasi Organ Builders: https://www.facebook.com/Pasi-Organ-Builders-Inc-307470164875/?ref=ts
Photos of Pasi Op. 23 on Pasi Organ Builders Website: http://www.pasiorgans.com/instruments/opus23.html

I am very excited to be involved with this team of professionals, bringing such an enlightening program of the Arts (specifically music) to our younger generation of students. This is definitely an opportunity of a lifetime for these young people. Much more to come…

V.