Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concerts

Next Concert: 

Join us for a special Halloween treat on October 13 & 14 with the organ accompanied by the silent film, Phantom of the Opera!

 

The Mighty Wurlitzer Pipe Organs were the most famous musical instrument built by Wurlitzer. On February 9, 1928, out of North Tonawanda, New York, the Wurlitzer Company manufactured and shipped the Opus #1836, a “3 manual special,” to the Stanley Theater of Jersey City, New Jersey. This Mighty Wurlitzer Organ spent two decades entertaining customers at the Roaring 20’s Pizza Parlor on 28th Street in Grand Rapids, before it was moved to its current location at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

Tickets for individual concerts are $8 for Museum member adults, $4 for Museum member children, $10 for non-member adults and $5 for non-member children.


2017 ORGAN CONCERT SERIES

October 13 & 14

Andrew Rogers

Presenting the 1925 horror classic ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ featuring Lon Chaney Sr. as the deformed Phantom who haunts the Paris Opera House, causing murder and mayhem in an attempt to make the woman he loves a star. The film will be accompanied by Andrew Rogers on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ. Rogers, a Detroit native, is an organist at the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor and the Detroit Fox. He also scores and performs silent films, and performs concerts throughout the U.S. and Internationally.

 

November 17 & 18

Justin Stahl

Beginning in the early 1900s up through the 1990s, hear theatre organ music from Justin Stahl over a range of decades! Hear classics and enjoy the melodies from the top hits of each era!

December 15 & 16

John Lauter

This holiday season, bring the entire family to enjoy your favorite holiday songs on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ! Great for all ages, hear classics and new tunes.

 

 

 

 


That was such a wonderful concert that Mr. Stahl put on for us. Several of us were visiting friends in Saranac and they wanted to take us along. I can’t believe you only charge $10? I will ask them to bring us again next year when we visit again for sure. Lovely museum from what we had time to see on the way out. – Magie Brady, October 2015