1000 5th Avenue
tel:- 001 330 747 5175
web address:- www.stambaughauditorium.com/
Stambough Auditorium :-
Stambaugh Auditorium is fortunate to have in the large concert hall an un-augmented E. M. Skinner pipe organ with a 4 manual console. With 59 ranks altogether, the organ features such rare pipe work as French Horn, Bombarde, Corno di Besseto, Corno di Amore, Tuba Mirabilis, Ophecldide, Triangle Flute, Kleine Erzahler and English (Willis) Mixtures. The only remaining Skinner organ in the area, its pipes vary in size from one, the size and weight of a #2 pencil, to one 30 inches by 30 inches,weighing 750 pounds. The organ is searching for a grant or foundation support to restore it to its original splendor. Other Skinner organs can be heard at Washington National Cathedral, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Cleveland Public Auditorium, Lincoln Center (later removed and installed in the Crystal Cathedral), and in halls at Yale, Princeton, Columbia, Michigan and UCLA to name only a few. The organ is priceless.
WHY IT BECAME "BAD LUCK" FOR THE GROOM TO SEE BRIDE BEFORE THE CEREMONY
Until relatively recently, brides were considered the property of their father. Their futures and husbands were arranged without their consent. The marriage of an unattractive woman was often arranged with a prospective groom from another town without either of them having ever seen their prospective spouse. In more than one instance, when the groom saw his future wife, usually dressed in white, for the first time on the day of the wedding, he changed his mind and left the bride at the altar. To prevent this from happening, it became "bad luck" for the groom to see the bride on the day of the wedding prior to the ceremony.