AGO Student Member Featured on NPR’s “From the Top”

Forrest Eimold, a 16-year old AGO student member in the Boston Chapter, was recently featured on “From the Top,” which airs on National Public Radio. He played Carillon de Westminster, Op. 54, No. 6, by Louis Vierne. The performance took place thirty-six feet above the stage of Emory University’s Emerson Concert Hall in Atlanta, Georgia on the Werner Wortsman Memorial Organ. The organ was named in memory of alumnus Werner Wortsman in recognition of his generous support of the arts at Emory. The organ, a mechanical key-action tracker instrument of fifty-four stops and 3,605 pipes, is playable from three manual keyboards and pedal board.

From Winthrop, MA, Forrest is the current organ scholar at St. Paul’s parish in Harvard Square. He’s a big fan of program notes and one of his favorite activities is studying scores. He is, in his own words, really into scholarship–so much so that he once received an overdue notice for $2,000.

“From the Top” is America’s largest national platform dedicated to celebrating the stories, talents, and character of classically-trained young musicians. Through live events, NPR and YouTube broadcasts, scholarships, and leadership programs, it celebrates the stories, talents, and character of classically-trained young musicians. It maintains an archive of broadcasts, including Forrest’s performance, on its website.

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