PipeChat Digest #1109 - Friday, October 8, 1999
 
Hi.
  by "ZapMail User" <darylrobinson@zapmail.net>
DENNIS JAMES NAMED SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY THEATRE ORGANIST
  by <MUSCUR@aol.com>
ACCHOS Townhall Meeting (X-POSTED)
  by "David Scribner" <david@blackiris.com>
Beethoven Discovery (Xpost)
  by "N Brown" <Innkawgneeto@webtv.net>
 


(back) Subject: Hi. From: ZapMail User <darylrobinson@zapmail.net> Date: Thu, 7 Oct 99 13:52:39 -0700   I'm Sord of a new organist in town and just took the position at First Christian Church Houston, Tx. on a 3 manual 37 rank M.P. Moller Pipe Organ =   built in 1959. Just saying hi and looking forward to talking to you all!   Daryl Robinson-Organist First Christian Church Houston, Tx.    
(back) Subject: DENNIS JAMES NAMED SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY THEATRE ORGANIST From: MUSCUR@aol.com Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 19:07:19 EDT   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE = October 7, 1999   DENNIS JAMES NAMED SAN DIEGO SYMPHONY THEATRE ORGANIST   Originated in 1988, the San Diego Symphony's annual classic film = series has been the longest running silent film presentation program with = orchestral accompaniment in the country. In preparation for this season's series, scheduled to open on October 16 with Buster Keaton's THE GENERAL, the San Diego Symphony has named Dennis James San Diego Symphony Theatre Organist. = The appointment celebrates James' tenth anniversary season with the = orchestra that began with his Silent Film Concerts production company's introduction of festive silent film with orchestra performances to the San Diego community.   James' new San Diego Symphony position includes score composition commissions, beginning on October 16th with the premier of James' new = musical score to Buster Keaton's THE GOAT, and continuing on March 18th with his = new score for a Harold Lloyd short subject. James will also be featured in = full length solo performance on January 21st accompanying the Douglas Fairbanks =   feature THE MARK OF ZORRO.   For over 30 years, Dennis James has played a pivotal role in the international revival of silent films with live music. James currently = also holds the position of House Organist for the El Capitan Theatre in = Hollywood and Silent Movie Mondays organist for the Paramount Theatre in Seattle. = He has served as consultant and performer for many other such symphony silent film programs on an international basis, having appeared with the Vancouver, Oregon, Seattle, Sacramento, Austin, Cincinnati, Detroit, Indianapolis, Columbus, and Louisville ensembles among many others. James is also a featured solo performer on the international film festival circuit, including regular appearances for the San Francisco, Toronto, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, =   Pordenone and Rome Cinema Muto Festivals. He performs frequently at the Chicago Art Institute's film series, the Louvre in Paris, the Palazzo = Delle Espisozioni in Rome and the National Film Theatre in London.     "NICKELODEON SERIES A CLASSIC EXPERIENCE What a pleasure to have something as remarkable- as altogether dream fulfilling - as the San Diego Symphony's 'Nickelodeon Series.' Beautiful = 35mm prints of classic silent films, projected in their proper aspect ratio, = and presented in a magnificent old movie palace with full symphonic = accompaniment plus theatre organ. It's every bit as good as it sounds. Judging by the highly enthusiastic response to Saturday night's screening, the symphony may be in the silent movie business for some time. = The audience roared with delight at the many moments when the music was perfectly coordinated with the happenings on the screen." THE SAN DIEGO UNION   For more information:   San Diego Symphony Contact: Susan M. Balding, Public Relations Coordinator 619.235.0800, extension 211   Silent Film Concerts Contact: Dennis James, Organist and Producer 626.398.3232 -or- muscur@aol.com  
(back) Subject: ACCHOS Townhall Meeting (X-POSTED) From: David Scribner <david@blackiris.com> Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 20:39:18 -0500   The following is an announcement about a public meeting in Atlantic City next Wednesday night being held by the ACCHOS. Anyone in the area is more than welcome to attend. Please be advised that due to on-going construction at the Convention Hall it will not be possible to visit either the Midmer-Losh or Kimball organs in the facility. If anyone from the lists does attend please come up and introduce yourselves.   David   ***************************************************************** CONVENTION HALL PIPE ORGAN TOWNHALL MEETING   A townhall meeting about the famous pipe organ in the Boardwalk Convention Hall is scheduled at the historic Church of the Ascension - Kentucky & Pacific Avenues, 30 South Kentucky Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ on Wednesday evening, October 14. The meeting will start at 7 PM. This meeting will be an occasion to introduce the work of the Atlantic City Convention Hall Organ Society, Inc., and the past, present, and future of the World=92s Largest Pipe Organ in the main auditorium of the Boardwalk Convention Hall will be outlined. Portions of a new CD recording of the main organ will be played, and a question and answer session will follow the presentation. The public is cordially invited.      
(back) Subject: Beethoven Discovery (Xpost) From: Innkawgneeto@webtv.net (N Brown) Date: Thu, 7 Oct 1999 23:37:55 -0400 (EDT)   Did every1 hear? Southerby's uncovered a string quartet in B-minor, here-to-fore undiscovered. It's only about 51 seconds long according to news reports. It seems to be authentic. Cheers, Neil Brown   Better caught than taught. . .better taught than not.