Michael Barone, host of public radio's pipe organ program Pipedreams on American Public Media, has informed us that this week's program of Christmas music will feature some music from Jonas Nordwall and his most recent holiday recording.
News about ATOS and the world of Theatre Organ internationally.
The 2014 Indianapolis and 2015 Philadelphia Convention CDs,
featuring performances by fantastic artists on memorable
instruments, are now available for shipments.
Go to the ATOS marketplace now:
October 22, 2015
Greetings from Home Base in Atlanta!
The “!” at the end of that opening greeting is well-deserved. I got home Monday night after a stretch of 30 days in which 25 were spent on the road. Whew!
IMPORTANT NEWS YOU WILL SOON READ IN THEATRE ORGAN
The month of September will be bookended (if I might use that term) by trips to the sunshine.
First, there was an excellent journey into Southern California that began with a meeting with Mark Herman in Los Angeles for very preliminary discussions on the 2018 convention plans; the great news that the 5-manual Möller at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium is garnering some very positive attention; and included a visit with the current and former “bosses” of all things theatre organ at the Nethercutt Collection, Kyle Irwin and Gordon Belt.
BLOGGING ABOUT ONE OF THE GREATEST WEEKS
IN THE MODERN HISTORY OF THEATRE ORGAN CONCERTS!
What do London, England, St. Louis, Missouri and Auckland, New Zealand have in common? Singularly great theatre organ concerts, with huge audiences, putting the spotlight squarely on the instrument we love.
GOOD LUCK AT THE TROXY, AT THE ST. LOUIS FOX, AND EVERYWHERE ELSE!
As I write this from hot, humid, rainy Atlanta, I realize I shouldn’t complain. I heard on this morning’s news that some parts of California are literally sinking because so much water is being pumped out of the ground, and this never-ending drought is not offering any rainwater to replenish the supply. Difficult to imagine save for those who remember the Dust Bowl!
Enough of that!!
The new 2016 Endowment Fund Application and Procedures are now available on the ATOS website at:
There are significant changes in the Application and review procedures so please examine and implement the changes.
A critical change is concerning the application submittal date.
It has now been moved to February 1, 2016.
Home of the “IN-THEATRE” sound!
July 3 – 8, 2016
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
Tower City Center, 24 Public Square
Cleveland, OH 44113
Built in 1918, the Cleveland Hotel has been a downtown landmark for nearly a century. Our secured hotel rate is $109 per night. There is subway service directly from the airport to the hotel. More information and a reservation code will be available later.
From ATOS President/CE Ken Double
My goodness, what a week in Philadelphia and surrounding areas.
Bob Dilworth and his Convention Committee are to be congratulated for staging one of the more memorable ATOS Annual Conventions in a long time.
I hope you have had a chance to read the musings of Josh Dill, the new ATOS Youth Representative to the Board. His daily reports were beautifully written and captured the essence of each day’s activities.
Dan Minervini was announced winner of the 2015 ATOS YOTC. He will receive over $2000 in cash prizes, as well as an opportunity to perform at the "Rising Star" concert at the Balboa Park Summer International Organ Festival in San Diego on July 20. He also received an invitation from Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall Municipal Organist Steven Ball to perform on that instrument.