Join the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) for organ concerts by Lance Luce on November 18th at 7pm and November 19th at 2pm. Titled Broadway to Big Band, Luce’s performance will mesmerize theatergoers and musical fans through a variety of musical styles.
Born and raised in Michigan, Luce has been playing the theater pipe organ since he was 10 years old. At age 19, Luce was appointed as the Head Staff Organist at Radio City Music Hall in New York; on the largest Wurlitzer Organ ever built. He is internationally acclaimed and has played concerts throughout the United States, Canada, England and Australia. Luce’s concerts are praised for appealing to audiences of all ages, containing a wide variety of musical styles.
Shows will be held in the Meijer Theater at the GRPM. Tickets for individual concerts are $10 for the general public, $8 for Museum members, and $5 for children 17 and under. Tickets are available by visiting www.grpm.org/Organ or by calling 616.929.1700.
The final concerts of the 2016 Mighty Wurlitzer Concert Series will be special holiday themed concerts by David Wickerham. Families and visitors can expect to hear holiday classics at these festive concerts taking place on December 16th at 7pm and December 17th at 2pm.
The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ
The Wurlitzer Company of North Tonawanda, New York, manufactured and shipped Opus #1836, a “3 manual special”, to the Stanley Theater of Jersey City, New Jersey, on February 9, 1928. The 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.
Grand Rapids Public Museum
The Grand Rapids Public Museum is an invaluable, publicly-owned institution that is home to more than 250,000 unique artifacts that tell the history of Kent County and beyond, houses the only planetarium in the region, and is responsible for protecting the Norton Indian Mounds, a national historic landmark. The Grand Rapids Public Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, with its main location in downtown Grand Rapids, MI at 272 Pearl Street, NW. For additional information including hours of operation, admission fees and exhibit/event listings, please visit www.grpm.org.