2011 January/February Theatre Organ Online

2011 January/February Theatre Organ Online

Located in Downtown New Bedford, Massachusetts, the Zeiterion Theatre is the last “old-time” theatre in a city that once boasted 17. Ground was broken on March 14, 1922 and on April 2, 1923, New Bedford opened its last new theatre in the city's downtown area- The Zeiterion. Built for the “live performance of vaudeville”, it...


2011 ATOS Convention

Experience, six magnificent Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organs in spectacular settings, the jaw-dropping beauty of four meticulously restored, historic theaters, ten thrilling concerts by world-renowned theatre organists, dynamic Providence with its mix of new and old architecture, its riverwalk, shopping, fine dining, and cultural attractions.


MacNeur Organ Project


Artifacts in Use

Artifacts in Use is a fresh look at the future of preserving historic organs. This revolutionary guide explores the means and meaning of preservation and restoration for the heritage of worthy pipe organs. Current thought holds that the skin of age, which can be the first loss in conventional restoration, is itself a powerful testimony of the past. In aged surfaces, we now are finding a window to the past, and there are implications for the way we think about preservation and restoration.

Artifacts in Use explores the Paradox of Restoration whereby preservation-worthy historical evidence tends to be lost during conventional restoration. Discover the “restorative conservation” approach by which the renewal of aesthetic and musical qualities is balanced with an equal respect for the physical record of historical




Macy's Center City

A Random Act of Culture


What's Wrong

What's Wrong?

In the past, the Journal has carried “Mystery Photos”—and we’ll continue that, from time to time. Now, as we welcome the New Year, we’re introducing another occasional feature, “What’s Wrong with This Picture?”

We’ll print a picture that has something about it that “just isn’t right.” Sometimes, just what’s amiss will be immediately apparent; other times, well, not so much. We’ll also post a high-resolution copy of the picture on Theatre Organ Online; you can download it and blow it up to take a closer look if you want, but in most cases the answer will be readily visible in print.

When you think you have the answer, e-mail it to editor [at] atos.org with “What’s Wrong” in the subject line. We’ll publish the first correct answer for the winner. A bit of recognition is all you get