ORGAN INSTALLATION

FROM GERMANY WITH LOVE
The MSO's Overture Concert Organ traveled from Germany and arrived in pieces on five semi-trucks in early March 2004. Installation of the 30-ton instrument's 4,040 pipes was completed by the Klais artisans in August 2004. Head Voicer for the Orgelbau Klais team, Markus Linden, worked for weeks on the meticulous process of "voicing" each of the 4,040 pipes.

VOICING THE PIPES
Voicing is a painstaking technical and artistic process that ensures every pipe "speaks" beautifully as a solo stop, and melds together with other pipes for a homogeneous sound. Final construction in Overture Hall had to cease during the tuning process, as reverberations or dust from construction
were disruptive to the delicate process.