Organ Studies faculty Cherry Rhodes and alum Christoph Bull reviewed in the Los Angeles Times

Organ Studies faculty Cherry Rhodes and alum Christoph Bull (MM ’93, organ performance) joined an elite group of organists for a birthday celebration of the Walt Disney Concert Hall’s organ, Hurricane Mama, with a concert on Nov. 23. The program, which featured nine performers, was reviewed by music critic Mark Swed in the Los Angeles Times. “The organ demands a special strain of creativity,” wrote Swed. “That comes partly from the many-keyboarded monster’s magnificent degree of tonal versatility. Every organ is different; every organ has a vast number of sonic possibilities; and very few organ pieces expressly notate exactly what stops to use.”