That situation changes a bit beginning tonight, as the Kimmel Center launches a series of four Wednesday evening summer organ concerts in (air conditioned) Verizon Hall. All tickets for these performances are $10.
The series begins this evening with a recital by Stephen Tharp, a widely traveled soloist who is former organist and director of Cathedral Concerts at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. His program includes works for organ by Mendelssohn, Mulet, Vierne, David Briggs and Anthony Newman, as well as Tharp's own transcriptions of orchestral music by Elgar and Stravinsky.
The other three guest performers in this new series are Sean Jackson (July 18), Ken Cowan (July 25) and German jazz organist Barbara Dennerlein (August 1).
All of these Wednesday evening summer organ concerts begin at 7 p.m. Information and tickets are available at www.kimmelcenter.org.