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Organist Felix Hell showcased in Baltimore Symphony's French program
Organist Felix Hell showcased in Baltimore Symphony's French program

When Meyerhoff Symphony Hall was built back in the early 1980s, there was space for a proper pipe organ to be installed, which would have made the facility even more valuable. Too bad there wasn’t any money. Since then, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has had to bring in an electronic substitute whenever programming music that calls for organ. The result invariably falls short of what the real sonic deal would be like. Unless some amazing benefactor drops a whole lot of money on the hall for a pipe organ, this situation will continue. Or the BSO could simply hire the superb young, German-born organist Felix Hell as guest artist from now on every time the repertoire has an organ...

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