University of California — Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.)
Los Angeles, California

Skinner Organ Company’s Opus 818 was a watershed instrument in the company’s history: a significant four-manual organ whose contract was signed by Ernest Skinner, but whose consultant Harold Gleason requested G. Donald Harrison’s personal tonal direction. This 60-stop instrument has seen damage from three earthquakes, most severely from the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. The organ was rebuilt by Robert Turner, who also provided a 24-rank Bombarde division and new 5-manual console to replace the 1969 Moller console that had supplanted the original. A survey of existing conditions was designed to prescribe a program of future care tailored to the unusual conditions of this busy concert venue. Christoph Buhl is the University Organist.