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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The Incomparable Hector Olivera...
It was an afternoon filled with many memories and an event to remember for years to come. Hector Olivera had the audience in the palm of his hand as he journeyed through the resources of the Mighty Allen LL324Q at Atlanta's Plaza Theatre on Sunday, October 23.
From "Nola" with a classical twist to intricate transcriptions of Astor Piazzolla waltzes, Hector brought the instrument to life as only he could. The cherry on top - masterful performances of "The Trolley Song" and "Ol' Man River" to close the program - truly "Classic" Hector.
We return to Stephenson High School for our December program, which will feature a "potpourri" of Chapter artists on the 4/23 Grande Page theatre pipe organ. Check out this month's newsletter for all the details.
The Fox Theatre Launches "Mighty Mo" Tours...
Tours of Atlanta's premier movie palace have long been a fan favorite, and now the Fox Theatre has developed an exclusive tour featuring their magnificent Möller organ!
The "Mighty Mo Organ Tours" will be featured the first Monday of each month, and will showcase not only the theatre itself, but a mini-concert on "Mo" along with a brief history of the organ and a special Q&A session.
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