FRIENDS OF THE KOTZSCHMAR ORGAN
The Kotzschmar Organ is the oldest working municipal pipe organ in the United States.
The Kotzschmar Organ was a gift to the City of Portland, Maine, by publishing magnate Cyrus Curtis. Built by the Austin Organ Company of Hartford, Connecticut, it was the second largest organ in the world when it was installed in Portland City Hall Auditorium in 1912.
Whether you are drawn to the music, the world-renowned artists who travel to play here, the historical significance of the pipe organ or the excellence of our educational programs, make a point to visit the Kotzschmar Organ on your next trip to Portland, Maine.
Select from a wide variety of concerts including jazz, classical, and pops.
Summer Series: All concerts are held at Merrill Auditorium.
Tickets are available through Port Tix, 207-842-0800.
Concerts begin at 7:30 pm with a pre-concert talk with the artist at 6:30 pm.
Municipal Organist Ray Cornils has served Portland and the Kotzschmar Organ since 1990. Cornils performs several times each year and hosts the popular Kotzschmar Konversation with visiting artists prior to their concerts.