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Explore rare instruments as they are brought to life with sound, including a self-playing Yamaha Disklavier, an eleven-foot-tall octobasse, and a one-of-a-kind visible organ.
This exceptionally large bowed string instrument, one of only seven in the world, will be played live by Richard D. Walter, PhD, MIM’s curator for United States / Canada and Europe.
“Apollonia” Orchestrion Demonstration
Noon and 3:00 p.m.
Stop by the Mechanical Music Gallery as MIM’s “Apollonia” orchestrion dance organ plays popular international tunes.
Yamaha Disklavier Performance
Watch in awe as this high-tech player piano performs completely on its own, replicating performances recorded on other Disklaviers around the world.
Mechanical Instrument Demonstrations
Hear the unique sounds and see the inner workings of MIM’s fascinating mechanical instruments, including the Tangley Model A-43 calliope, Regina Style No. 33 music box, and Violano Virtuoso self-playing violin and piano.
Visible Organ Performance
Listen to MIM’s custom-made visible organ played by Natalie Mealey, doctoral candidate at Arizona State University’s School of Music. Through this unique organ’s glass, catch a glimpse of the pipes, bellows, and action normally hidden from view.