Severance Hall
Cleveland, Ohio
E.M. Skinner
Op. 816 (1931)

The Norton Memorial Organ in Severance Hall is considered to be one of the finest concert hall organs ever built. Designed specifically for symphonic use, the Norton Memorial Organ was created by the renowned organ builder Ernest M. Skinner in Boston in 1930, and it was installed just before the opening of Severance Hall in February 1931. It was dedicated on March 6, 1931, in a special recital performed by Palmer Christian, the prominent American organist from Ann Arbor, Michigan.



Album: A Joyous Celebration!
Todd Wilson, Organist
Toccata from Symphony No. 5 | Charles-Marie Widor

Available from the OHS or
The Cleveland Orchestra Store

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