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Disney and Segerstrom firing up their organs this weekend
Disney and Segerstrom firing up their organs this weekend

Southern California has a spectacular, if quirky, standing in the organ world. First Congregational Church of Los Angeles on Wilshire boasts the biggest organ in the world, with more than 20,000 pipes.  The Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove has one of the most colorful, designed by Virgil Fox, and now undergoing renovation. Balboa Park in San Diego is home to the world’s largest outdoor organ. But until Walt Disney Concert Hall opened in 2003, we were poor in concert hall organs. Royce Hall was long the most notable, and it went through considerable trouble to hide the pipes. So little liked, in fact, were concert hall organs in the latter part of last century that even Alice...

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