Mighty Wurlitzer Organ
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.
ORGAN CONCERT SERIES
The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concert Series is back for 2019! This year the series will have 3 organists throughout to highlight the broad uses of this special instrument.
Organ Concerts go on sale this coming Wednesday, August 14.
Tickets are $8 for Museum member adults, $4 for Museum member children, $10 for non-member adults and $5 for non-member children.
Organ Concert & Silent Film "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"
October 18 at 7 p.m. & October 19 at 2 p.m.
Special Halloween themed Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concert by Dale Zieger accompanying the 1920 silent film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
In the silent film, viewers will meet Dr. Henry Jekyll, his fiancé Millicent and her father. Upon the challenge of there being two types of self, good and evil, Dr. Jekyll experiments with scientific means to reveal the hidden, dark side of man, in turn releasing a murderer within himself.
Classic Melodies Organ Concert
November 22 at 7 p.m. & November 23 at 2 p.m.
Hear classic melodies on the GRPM’s 1928 Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ. Many will be recognizable to all ages including Cinderella’s Waltz, Chicago, Bye Bye Blues, The Carousel Waltz, and more.
Holiday Classics Organ Concert
December 20 at 7 p.m. & December 21 at 2 p.m.
Join the GRPM for Dave Wickerham’s 7th return to the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concert series, performing a collection of Christmas and seasonal holiday favorites.