A Staunton Harmonium Comes Home to Heifetz

During the final week of our 52-event 2018 Heifetz Festival of Concerts, a 101-year old Putnam organ was given pride of place in Francis Auditorium. This particular instrument was rescued from the long-abandoned Shemariah Presbyterian Church in the small nearby village of Summerdean, VA, and after careful restoration by Staunton-based historical keyboard specialist Louis Dolive, was played for the first time in four decades!