Why we LOVE the theatre pipe organ...
"Mighty Mo" at Atlanta's Fox Theatre
The one-man band. A thrilling sound that sends chills down your spine. Mighty theatre organs are some of the most versatile musical instruments. Designed to accompany the silent films of the 1920s, they can effectively play a myriad of music styles. From Gershwin to Sousa and Stravinsky to the Beatles, there's almost nothing they can't tackle. And nothing is better for accompanying Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, Harold Lloyd, or the other greats of silent cinema!
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All the bells and whistles...
These instruments were only made, with few exceptions, in the 1920s. Since that time, enthusiasts have flatly refused to let the theatre organ leave the limelight. George Wright sold millions of "HiFi" records in the 1950s that ignited a new generation of theatre organ fans, and the American Theatre Organ Society has nourished a continued commitment towards presenting great organists on great organs, hosting educational camps and programs, and offering a unique network of individuals passionate about the many aspects of the theatre organ: musical, technical, and more!
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Swing with the Page on Saturday, November 3...
The thrilling tenor voice of Stars of Tomorrow winner Daniel Mata, combined with the smooth jazz stylings of the Songbird of the South - Tommie Macon and her Gentle Men of Jazz, and backed by the swinging jazz ensemble of the Grande Page theatre pipe organ played by Ken Double. It will be an evening full of entertaining surprises come Saturday, November 3 at 7:30 p.m.!
Ken Double has toured the country and around the world performing variety shows on the theatre pipe organ, and happens to be one of the organists who regularly presents the "Mighty Mo" organ to Atlanta Fox Theatre patrons. This concert will focus not only on the grand music of the Grande Page Theatre organ, but will feature vocalist Daniel Mata - Lassiter High School graduate and Hearst Scholarship winner attending Belmont University in Nashville. Daniel’s rich tenor voice is nothing short of stunning.
The second half of the performance will feature Atlanta’s jazz sensation Tommie Macon and the Gentle Men of Jazz, who have been featured in concerts and club appearances all across Atlanta. Tommie could often be heard with the late Bob Fountain at McKinnon’s in Buckhead on those wonderful Wednesday nights, and her presentations of the jazz greats and the Great American Songbook are simply sensational.
Tickets are on sale now - $15 in advance, $18 at the door, and $10 for students. Purchase online with no fees by clicking here.