Erben organ in the Victorian Society New York’s Panorama newsletter
Friends of the Erben Organ are thrilled to share a feature by FREO Advisory Board member Eve M. Kahn in the Spring 2020 issue of Panorama, the semi-annual newsletter of the Victorian Society New York. Titled “Friends Group Keeping Victorian Music Alive”, the story on the back page of the print newsletter profiles our work to preserve and raise funds for the historic 1868 Henry Erben organ, a magnificent masterpiece of mid-19th century organ building. Eve visited us in the organ loft for an up-close tour of the monumental Erben by Basilica organist and music director, Jared Lamenzo.
“It’s just a sumptuous instrument, everything about it,” Jared Lamenzo, the cathedral’s music director and organist, said during a recent demonstration.Panorama, Spring 2020
From their website: Founded in New York City in 1966, the Victorian Society in America is dedicated to fostering the appreciation and preservation of our nineteenth-century heritage as well as that of the early twentieth century (1837-1917). The Metropolitan Chapter (Victorian Society New York), oldest of numerous chapters now flourishing throughout the country, is an independent organization affiliated with the national society.
The Metropolitan Chapter actively promotes preservation of the incomparable wealth of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century historic districts, individual landmarks, interiors and civic art in the New York City area. Learn more about the Victorian Society New York.
Download the PDF of Panorama Spring 2020 here.
Eve M. Kahn, an independent scholar and journalist, wrote the weekly Antiques column for The New York Times, 2008-2016. She now contributes regularly to the Times as well as The Magazine Antiques and the British art magazine Apollo. Her lauded new book is Forever Seeing New Beauties: The Forgotten Impressionist Mary Rogers Williams, 1857-1907 (Wesleyan University Press), and she is working on a biography of the journalist and reformer Zoe Anderson Norris (1860-1914), who documented Lower East Side immigrant poverty. Eve serves as a board member and advisor to numerous scholarly nonprofit groups including Art Glass Forum | New York (president, 2019-2021), Grolier Club (Council member), Victorian Society New York (vice president, newsletter editor), Poster House (advisor), Historic Districts Council (advisor) and Lotus Garden (chair, horticulture committee). Her book, “Forever Seeing New Beauties: The Forgotten Impressionist Mary Rogers Williams, 1857-1907”, won the 2019 Sarton Women’s Book Award in the Nonfiction category.