Mark Your Calendars!
Saturday, June 1, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
Lafayette Theatre in Suffern
Open console followed by Jeff Barker play-in for the Big Screen Classics Orson Welles film, The Stranger at 11:30. Details in the May-June Horseshoe.
Saturday, May 11, from 10:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.
Middletown Paramount Theatre
Open console and mini-concert. Watch for details in the May-June Horseshoe.
Saturday, March 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Chaminade High School - Mineola, NY
340 Jackson Ave, Mineola, NY 11501
Bernie Anderson, Jr. will accompany the
1927 Academy Award winning Best Picture, "Wings."
General admission is $12;
NYTOS and Queens and Nassau AGO members and seniors $10; students $5.
Wings is a 1927 silent film about two World War I fighter pilot friends, both involved with the same beauty, produced by Lucien Hubbard, directed by William A. Wellman and released by Paramount Pictures. Wings was the first film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, and the only true silent films to do so (The Artist being filmed with a synchronized score, some sound effects, and one scene with spoken dialogue). Wings stars Clara Bow, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, and Richard Arlen. Gary Cooper appears in a role which helped launch his career in Hollywood and also marked the beginning of his affair with Clara Bow.
The film, a war picture, was rewritten to accommodate Clara Bow, as she was Paramount's biggest star, but wasn't happy about her part: "(Wings is)..a man's picture and I'm just the whipped cream on top of the pie". The film went on to win the first Academy Award for Best Picture at the first annual Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award ceremony in 1929.
Sunday - February 17, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
American Guild of Organists - Presidents’ Day Conference
presented in partnership with The Riverside Church,
Chistopher Johnson, Director of Music
and PipeDreams, J. Michael Barone, host
MONDAY February 18th 2013
490 Riverside Drive at 122nd Street
Host: Christopher Johnson
9-10 am Breakfast catered by Balthazar Bakery
10:15 – 11:15 am
J. Michael Barone
Transcriptions: Good and Evil
11:30 – 12:30 pm
Peter Richard Conte
The Transcriber’s Art
12:30 - Lunch on your own
Topic to be announced
Gala Recital: Thomas Trotter, NYC AGO International Performer of the Year
(Click image for full size poster)
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Open Console and
Annual Big Screen Classics Christmas Spectacular at the Lafayette Theatre.
Open console from 9:00 a.m. until 10:20 a.m. on the NYTOS 2/11 Mighty Wurlitzer. Holiday Music by organist John Baratta and the Lafayette Brass Ensemble from 10:30 until 11:30. At 11:30 organist Jeff Barker will accompany the Laurel & Hardy silent comedy "Big Business", followed by "Father Christmas" (Nelson Page) reading "The Night Before Christmas" accompanied by Jeff on the Wurlitzer, and greetings from Santa.The classic feature film, "It's a Wonderful Life" starring James Stewart will follow.
NYTOS members and guests attending must enter the theatre no later than 9:45 a.m., and are invited to remain for the entire show as Nelson's guests. Nelson will be providing coffee and pastries during open console. Doors open to the general public at 10:30. The show always sells out, so it is absolutely necessary to enter the theatre by 9:45 a.m. or you will have to enter with the general public when the doors open at 10:30 and pay the $8.00 admission.
Saturday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m.
"The Mark Zorro" (1920) starring Douglas Fairbanks--accompanied by Bernie Anderson, Jr. at Chaminade High School 3/15 Mighty Austin-Morton, Chaminade High School, Mineola, NY. This program will be presented as part of the "2012 Annual Gold Coast Film Festival" in cooperation with NYTOS and Chaminade High School. They still have not decided on ticket prices. www.goldcoastfilmfestival.org
Friday, October 26 at 7:30 p.m.
"Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde" (1920) starring John Barrymore, accompanied by Juan Cardona, Jr. at the NYTOS 2/10 Mighty Wurlitzer - Bardavon Theatre, Poughkeepsie, NY. Presented by the Bardavon as part of their classic film series. $6.00.
Sunday, October 14 at 4:00 p.m.
NYTOS and Mid-Hudson AGO event at F. D. Roosevelt High School, Hyde Park, NY. Allen 323Q digital theatre/classical organ. Demo mini-concerts by John Baratta featuring the theatre side of the organ, and West Point Cadet Chapel organist Craig Williams on the classical side, and student organist cameos. Refreshments.
Sunday, October 7 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m
Open console at the Middletown Paramount Theatre, 3/12 Mighty Wurlitzer, with a mini-concert by Dan Minervini at 3:00. Refreshments. Free admission.
Saturday - August 25, 2012 - 7:00pm
Walt Strony at the Middletown Paramount
Saturday - August 18, 2012 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm
with Mini-Concert demo by Bernie Anderson, Jr.
Earlier Events in 2012
Saturday - June 9, 2012 - 9:00am to 11:30am
with coffee and pastries!
NYTOS Ben Hall Memorial
2/11 Mighty Wurlitzer
97 Lafayette Ave.
April 22, 2012 - Noon to 4pm
Open Console - Mini-concert - Open House - Luncheon
Hempsted House Mansion
Sands Point Preserve
Sands Point, NY
2/8 Style 185 Mighty Wurlitzer
Reservations required for lunch - $10 per person
Contact: Tom Stehle 845-457-5393
March 31, 2012 - 7:00pm
at Chaminade High School Auditorium
3/15 Austin-Morton Theatre Organ
with live accompaniment by
Bernie Anderson, Jr
$12 General Admission, $10 for NYTOS Members and Seniors and $5 forStudents
March 11, 2012 - 3pm
NYTOS Showcase Concert
with featured guest organist, ATOS President, Ken Double
with House Organist, John Baratta
and silent film accompanist and theatre organist, Bernie Anderson, Jr.
Ken Double, president of the American Theatre Organ Society, will present an afternoon of music on the Paramount's Wurlitzer Theatre Organ along with cameos by the 2011 ATOS Student of the Year, Andrew VanVarick. This young artist is a rising star in the theatre organ community and shouldn't be missed. House organist, John Baratta and organist, Bernie Anderson, Jr, will round out the afternoon with a short mini concert and short silent film comedy. There will be a Q&A session with Ken Double about the American Theatre Organ Society. Bring a friend!
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