Daniel Mata to perform at June 8th Variety Show

Daniel Mata

Classical/Crossover singer Daniel Mata will perform with Ken Double and the Mighty Wurlitzer at the 37th Annual Ken Double Variety Show, June 8, 2019.

About Daniel

Daniel Mata just concluded his senior year at Belmont University in Nashville, TN after being awarded the prestigious Hearst Scholarship.  Born in Venezuela and one of triplets, Daniel’s journey with his family to the U.S. is a great success story.

His vocal skills were apparent early in life, and at age 14, he won the Stars of Tomorrow contest in Atlanta; has performed on the stage of the Atlanta Fox Theatre; sung at the Basilica at St. Peter’s in Rome; performed with the Chattanooga Symphony Orchestra; and is proudly announcing his first CD recording, Born To Sing, a dual effort with Ken Double at the organ.

 

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Mighty Wurlitzer roars Oct. 21st for Halloween warm-up

Ken Double

I am writing because it is an exciting time for the Long Center Theatre Organ Society and the Mighty Wurlitzer! We will have plenty to report in our next issue of Vox Wurlitzer, which will hit your mail boxes and emails soon. But in the meantime, here are some great opportunities for you to enjoy the Mighty Wurlitzer of Long Center.

On Sunday, October 21st at 2:30 p.m., yours truly returns to provide a horror-filled preview to Halloween. The 1920 silent film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde features the virtuoso touch of John Barrymore, then the finest actor in American theatre, making his mark in film. Tickets to hear the Mighty Wurlitzer and see “The Great Profile” in this piece of classic cinema are just $5 at the door. What a deal!! This is being done in full partnership with Long Center, and we say “Thanks” to Eric Van Cleave and the entire Long Center staff for these ventures that are so good for the continuing exposure of the Wurlitzer to the public. And thanks for all of the members of the LCTOS Board who commit so much time and effort for our one-of-a-kind Wurlitzer pipe organ!

There will be other special events after the New Year, and of course, on Saturday, June 8th, it’s the Ken Double Variety Show #37!

So mark your calendars for a spooky October 21st and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Bring the family and friends for holiday movie fun and the Mighty Wurlitzer. And look for your next issue of Vox Wurlitzer and lots more great news about our great theatre pipe organ.

See you soon!!

Ken Double

Steamboat Bill, Jr. with the Mighty Wurlitzer 1/26

Experience Buster Keaton’s silent film the way it was meant to be — with the sound of the Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ! Organist Ken Double returns to play his score for this classic comedy on Friday January 26th, 7:30 pm, Long Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets only $5 — if you’ve never seen silent film with Mighty Wurlitzer accompaniment, this is a great event to attend! Synopsis available on our Events page  and more info on Facebook.