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Grand Rapids Public Museum hosts special Halloween organ concerts

Join the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) for special Halloween Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concerts with Andrew Rogers, accompanied by the 1925 horror silent film classic The Phantom of the Opera on Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14, 2017.
Andrew Rogers, organist

Andrew Rogers, organist /Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Public Museum

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Mighty Wurlitzer Organ

Mighty Wurlitzer Organ /Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Andrew Rogers, organist

Andrew Rogers, organist /Courtesy of the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Join the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) for special Halloween Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concerts with Andrew Rogers, accompanied by the 1925 horror silent film classic The Phantom of the Opera on Friday, October 13 and Saturday, October 14, 2017.

The Phantom of the Opera features Lon Chaney Sr. as the deformed phantom who haunts the Paris Opera house. Andrew Rogers will accompany the film on the GRPM’s 1928 Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ.

“It’s a great way to get into the spirit of Halloween with this special set of Organ Concerts, where visitors will enjoy our 1928 Mighty Wurlitzer Organ along with the silent film. It showcases the history of how theater organs were developed to provide music and sound effects to silent films,” said Kate Moore, Vice President of Marketing & Public Relations at the GRPM. “It’s especially great that we are able to offer the first of the two concerts on Friday the 13th!”

Andrew Rogers is a Detroit native. He 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. Rogers is a resident of Fenton, Michigan, his musical studies started with the accordion. He won local and national competitions by playing transcriptions of classical orchestral music.

Shows will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 13 and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 14 in the Meijer Theater at the GRPM.

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. Tickets are available by visiting www.grpm.org/Organ or by calling 616.929.1700.

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