Return of the Pipe Organ

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After spending four years in storage, Alice Tully Hall's 19-ton concert organ is back at Lincoln Center.

The organ was delivered and unloaded over two days this week, but it will take all summer to re-install the instrument at Lincoln Center. Each of its 4,192 pipes will be adjusted separately to fit the acoustics at the newly renovated Alice Tully Hall.

Expert instrument makers from the Kuhn company, which built the organ in 1974, travelled from Switzerland to oversee the process.

In this week's Arts File, WQXR's Kerry Nolan speaks with Paul Jacobs, an organist and lecturer at Julliard who will be the first to perform on the restored organ. He's scheduled to play Bach’s “Clavier-Übung,” Part 3, on November 16, as part of Lincoln Center's new fall festival, White Light.