What a great night of epic music making, marking the return of our Mighty Wurlitzer to the stage!
The stars have finally aligned for the blaze of glory Timothy Hankewich envisioned for Orchestra Iowa’s triumphant return to the Paramount Theatre in November 2012. He just had to wait a little more than a year for the Mighty Wurlitzer to be back in fine voice. The “new” 1928 console, original pipes and auxiliary […]
Saturday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. Paramount Theatre
Janice Chandler Eteme, Soprano
Julie Boulianne, Mezzo-Soprano
Des Moines Vocal Arts Ensemble
WALTON Coronation Te DeumMAHLER Symphony No. 2 in C minor (“Resurrection”)
After the immense damage it suffered during the 2008 flood, “The Mighty Wurlitzer” organ makes its victorious homecoming. The program features Walton’s splendid Te Deum and Mahler’s “Resurrection” symphony, which is said to have initiated his lifelong quest to see and portray beauty in the afterlife. With two choruses, two soloists and full orchestra, this colossal performance brings together the largest ensemble ever to appear at the Paramount Theatre.
Learn about the music of each Classical program during Insight, an informative, informal discussion presented by the Orchestra forty-five minutes prior to each concert. Held at the performance venue, Insight welcomes scholars, performers, and special guests who guide patrons through the historical, cultural and personal issues related to that program.
Insight is free and open to all patrons in attendance. Insight will be held at 6:30 PM. - See more at: http://www.orchestraiowa.org/Events/20140301/273/Resurrection-Signature-Symphonic.aspx#sthash.KwOb2FCp.dpuf
Our Rhinestone Barton is featured on the Wikipedia page about Theatre Organs! We like our consoles with just the right amount of sparkle:
The Paramount Theatre’s newly restored Wurlitzer has a cameo this weekend during the Holiday Spectacular concerts. The console remains hidden but the organ sounds forth along with the full tutti of choir and Orchestra Iowa.
There’s still time to secure the best seats in the house for the official “Resurrection” of the Paramount’s Mighty Wurlitzer! And it’s not your typical theatre organ genre - Billie Nalle maybe, but Billy Walton? We’ll take it!
Something WONDERFUL happened tonight at the Paramount Theatre! This was a private event, just minutes after the re-installation of the organ was completed, and it sounded INCREDIBLE with Clark Wilson showing us what we’ve been missing since 2008!
The Paramount Theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer is set to retake center stage (stage right to be precise) when Orchestra Iowa presents two epic works: Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 and William Walton’s Te Deum.
The date: 01 March 2014
The place: The Paramount Theatre, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Tickets are on sale now. You won’t want to miss this.