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PSTOS presents:

2018 Theatre Organ Pops Series

Three Major Concerts at Calvary Christian Assembly!
Our fourth annual subscription concert series, made possible by the rebuilding and expansion of the 3/25 Kimball-Wurlitzer organ at Calvary Christian Assembly. Email for more information.

All concerts held at:
Calvary Christian Assembly
6801 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA

Plenty of free parking

Saturday, April 14 TEDDE GIBSON
Tedde Gibson, an eclectic musician whose chosen instrument is the organ, plays classical pipe organ, theatre organ, and Hammond. He also plays gospel, jazz, and classical piano. His several recordings of the 4-manual 38-rank Hardman Studio theatre organ located in Great Falls, Virginia incorporate the wonderful sounds of this instrument in a unique mix of music from gospel to hymns to jazz.
A native of Tacoma, WA, Tedde began playing piano at age four and pipe organ at age 16. He studied classical organ with the late Dr. Edward Hansen and Dr. Carol Terry, classical organ improvisation with Dr. J. Melvin Butler and David Dahl, and theatre organ stylings with Jonas Nordwall. He was a featured organist at Pizza & Pipes in Tacoma. Since 2003 he has resided in the metropolitan DC area where he is active in both the theatre and church organ scenes. Tedde periodically commutes to Seattle to play for the Paramount Theatre’s Silent Movie Mondays presentations.

Saturday, June 23 SCOTT FOPPIANO
Scott Foppiano hails from Memphis, Tennessee, where at an early age he began music studies, both piano and classical organ, and began his playing career at the church of St. Paul the Apostle. Scott also began playing the Mighty Wurlitzer organ at the Memphis Orpheum Theatre while still in high school. He entered the NC School of the Arts and holds both Bachelors and Masters of Music degrees in organ performance.
Scott continued private study with the late William Whitehead and also with Tom Hazelton.
Acclaimed as a theatre organist and silent film accompanist, Scott has played and recorded numerous theatre pipe organs in the U.S. and overseas. He has been a featured artist for American Theatre Organ Society national conventions, as well as for the American Guild of Organists and Organ Historical Society.
Scott has held positions on the administrative boards of both the AGO and ATOS at local and national levels.

Saturday, Oct 6 DAVE WICKERHAM
Dave Wickerham was born in California and began playing pipe organ at the young age of 10! At 14, he and his family moved to Arizona where Dave became Associate Organist at the famous Organ Stop Pizza Restaurants in Phoenix, Mesa and Tucson. He attended the University of Arizona on a full scholarship, studying classical organ.
Besides having been a featured performer
at the 2010 ATOS convention right here in the NW, Dave has been staff organist at Pipes & Pizza in Lansing, and at the Piper Music Palace in Greenfield, both in Illinois. In 2000, Dave and his family moved to Las Vegas where Dave was a featured organist at “Roxy’s Pipe Organ Pizzeria”, part of a $26,000,000 expansion phase at the FIESTA Casino and Hotel. Later the family lived seven years in South Florida where Dave was Organist - Curator with the legendary Milhous Collection. Dave and his family currently enjoy living in Upper Michigan where he is Organist in Residence at Crystal Theatre in Crystal Falls. This venue is a regional Performing Arts Center and houses a 3 manual, 21 rank Moller theatre organ that Dave also looks after.
Dave has toured Australia/New Zealand four times, playing to sold-out houses in all the major cities.

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