Our Pipes on the River concert series features regional and national artists on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month at noon.

All concerts are free and open to all. The series is funded entirely by donations.

A special thanks to the Wiegand Foundation for its generous support of our Pipes on the River concert series. 



Jan 4              Michael Lynch (Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Nevada)

Jan 18             Dr. Cyril Deaconoff (SF, California)             


Feb 1              Dr. Leon W. Couch III (Texas)

Feb 15            Michael Lynch (Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Nevada)


Mar 1             David Hatt (St. Mary’s Cathedral, SF)

Mar 15           Christoph Tieze (St. Mary’s Cathedral, SF)


Apr 5            Monty Bennett (N. Carolina)

Apr 19           No concert for Good Friday


May 3            Dr. James Hicks (New Jersey)                         

May 17          Bryan Chuan (Colorado)


Jun 7             Dr. David Lamb (Indiana)

Jun 21           Chase Olson (California)





Eclectic Series – Dr. Maxine Thrévenot Friday, July 5th 12:00pm


Acclaimed for her ‘solid musicianship, technical security and poise’ by The American Organist, Maxine Thévenot is a versatile artist known for her skillful, musical playing, conducting and accompanying. A native of Canada, Dr. Thévenot is Canon Precentor, Director of Cathedral Music and Organist at the Cathedral of St. John, Albuquerque, NM; Founding and Artistic director of New Mexico’s first resident professional vocal ensemble – Polyphony: Voices of New Mexico; and adjunct faculty at the University of New Mexico as director of Las Cantantes Women’s Choir as well as one of the Alumni Chapel organists and adjunct organ instructor. This recital marks her debut in the state of Nevada.




Modern Series – Dr. Cyril Deaconoff Thursday, July 11th 7:00pm & Friday, July 12th 12:00pm

 Cyril Deaconoff is a composer of film, concert and electronic music, a conductor, and organist. Originally from Russia, he is a graduate of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory. After moving to the U.S.,

he completed his Doctoral degree in Conducting at Indiana University Bloomington in 2006. Several of his works have been published by E.C. Schirmer and performed, including his opera The Last Tycoon. In 2013 Cyril was one of only seven organists from all over the world selected to participate in the Cesar Franck competition and masterclass in the Netherlands. He is currently Music Director of I Cantori di Carmel, Artistic Director of Voices of Silicon Valley and Adjunct Faculty at Monterey Peninsula College. Find more at: www.cyrildeaconoff.com



Romantic Series – Dr. Angela Kraft Cross Thursday, July 18th 7:00pm & Friday, July 19th 12:00pm











Baroque Series – Dr. Philip Manwell Thursday, July 25th 7:00pm & Friday, July 26th, 12:00pm

PHILIP MANWELL studied with Marcel Dupre and Nadia Boulanger before earning degrees at Juilliard and a Doctorate at The University of San Francisco. He has performed throughout the US and Europe, made several LP recordings and broadcasts for NBC Radio, the BBC, Austrian National Radio and Maryland Public Broadcasting. Praised for his “unassuming yet commanding stage presence”, “seemingly effortless technical facility”, and “deep immersion into the thought, craftsmanship, and ultimate creation of the literature he plays”, he has performed the organ works of Frescobaldi, Couperin, Bach. Buxtehude, Brahms, Schumann, Mendelssohn, and Franck. Specializing in music written before 1800, he builds programs that demonstrate connections between/among composers and the influence of the times in which they lived.


Aug 2           Dr. Marijim Thoene