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We begin our 2017 series with Russ Peck at the Mighty Wurlitzer accompanying the 1927 Paramount Pictures classic silent film, Wings. The film stars Clara Bow, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, and Richard Arlen. Gary Cooper appears in a role in the film which helped launch his career in Hollywood.
Please note we are starting this show earlier than regular shows….this classic film is a full-length feature and we want everyone to enjoy it without making the evening too late for our guests.
Wings is the winner of the first Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Engineering Effects at the inaugural Academy Awards in 1929. Set in WWI, this romantic action war picture is filled with drama and thrilling action, and set the bar for future aviation films. Over 300 pilots were involved in filming the aerial scenes and the process caused production of the film to be delayed beyond normal films at the time.
Russ Peck, is a Theatre Organ Society member and home town favorite. In addition to his skill as a theatre organist and percussionist, he is also valued member of TOSSD's organ crew, keeping the Wurlitzer maintained to peak performance.
Russ specializes in developing and performing musical scores for accompanying silent films along with performing lively concerts.
He is the Resident Organist for San Diego’s Balboa Theater and performs with the San Diego Symphony for their silent film programs. He also accompanies silent films and is frequently a guest artist for the weekly Sunday concerts at the Spreckles Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park.
We invite you to bring family and friends to view this cinematic treasure as it was shown when first viewed in 1927 with authentic accompaniment by our very own skilled chapter member..
We are pleased to announce the return of Rosemary Bailey to the bench of our Mighty Wurlitzer. Ms. Bailey has enjoyed a career as a touring artist which started for her at age nine. Her electronic organ tours took her to various countries including Canada, South Africa, Australia, Italy, Spain, England, Holland, Denmark, Portugal, Germany and Japan. She continues touring playing electronic and theatre pipe organs. She is currently a demonstration artist for Lowrey Organs and is a skilled musical arranger. Her impressive theatre organ resume includes performing in some of the most prestigious theaters in the country: the Chicago Theater (Chicago, IL.), Rialto Theater (Joliet, IL.), Senate Theater (Detroit, MI.), Orpheum Theater (Los Angeles, CA.), Paramount Theater (Oakland, CA.) and the Nethercutt Collection (Sylmar, CA.), Rosemary is a member of TOSSD and a San Diego resident.
David Marsh is a name not yet well known in the theatre organ world nationally, but we believe that will change. In 2016 David became the president of the Orange County Theatre Organ Society (OCTOS) at the age of 20. He is a skilled organist at both electronic and pipe instruments, and very dedicated to his art form and the theatre organ. David is Director of Music Technology at Villa Park High School and the Director of Worship and Organist for St. John’s Lutheran Church in El Segundo, California. In addition, he teaches organ and piano in the Southern California area. We are excited to introduce our members and friends to the face of the future of theatre organists!
We are pleased that these two performers have agreed to work together to arrange an enjoyable program, and display each of their considerable talent for what promises to be a very special afternoon on the Mighty Wurlitzer!