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Friday, December 18th 2015
Greetings all, I am probably a tad late on getting another of these email messages out to you all, but I had back-to-back trips and figured it best to recap the news following the most recent journey that brought me home to Atlanta Monday, December 14. Before we touch on that, some important news you will wish to know. THE PHILADELPHIA CONVENTION CD IS NOW AVAILABLE! SOMETHING BIG! was the title...more...
Thursday, December 17th 2015
Michael Barone, host of public radio's pipe organ program Pipedreams on American Public Media, has informed us that this week's program of Christmas music will feature some music from Jonas Nordwall and his most recent holiday recording. In addition, ATOS President and CE Ken Double was in St. Paul, MN recently and was the special guest of Mr. Barone. A full two-hour broadcast will feature music...more...
Tuesday, December 8th 2015
The 2014 Indianapolis and 2015 Philadelphia Convention CDs, featuring performances by fantastic artists on memorable instruments, are now available for shipments. Go to the ATOS marketplace now: ATOS Marketplace Featured Artists: Richard Hills Scott Smith Justin Stahl Simon Gledhill Justin LaVoie Walt Strony David Gray Mark Herman Dave Wickerham Pierre Fracalanza Clark Wilson Ken Double Peter...more...
Wednesday, October 28th 2015
PRESIDENT'S UPDATE October 22, 2015 Greetings from Home Base in Atlanta! The “!” at the end of that opening greeting is well-deserved. I got home Monday night after a stretch of 30 days in which 25 were spent on the road. Whew! IMPORTANT NEWS YOU WILL SOON READ IN THEATRE ORGAN ATOS director John Ledwon heads up the Endowment Fund Board of Trustees who oversee that activity, and the grants...more...
Friday, September 18th 2015
PRESIDENT'S UPDATE The month of September will be bookended (if I might use that term) by trips to the sunshine. First, there was an excellent journey into Southern California that began with a meeting with Mark Herman in Los Angeles for very preliminary discussions on the 2018 convention plans; the great news that the 5-manual Möller at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium is garnering some very...more...
Saturday, August 29th 2015
BLOGGING ABOUT ONE OF THE GREATEST WEEKS IN THE MODERN HISTORY OF THEATRE ORGAN CONCERTS! What do London, England, St. Louis, Missouri and Auckland, New Zealand have in common? Singularly great theatre organ concerts, with huge audiences, putting the spotlight squarely on the instrument we love.more...
Friday, August 28th 2015
GOOD LUCK AT THE TROXY, AT THE ST. LOUIS FOX, AND EVERYWHERE ELSE! As I write this from hot, humid, rainy Atlanta, I realize I shouldn’t complain. I heard on this morning’s news that some parts of California are literally sinking because so much water is being pumped out of the ground, and this never-ending drought is not offering any rainwater to replenish the supply. Difficult to imagine save...more...
Monday, August 24th 2015
The new 2016 Endowment Fund Application and Procedures are now available on the ATOS website at: http://www.atos.org/programs-awards/applications There are significant changes in the Application and review procedures so please examine and implement the changes. A critical change is concerning the application submittal date. It has now been moved to February 1, 2016.more...
Tuesday, August 4th 2015
CLEVELAND 2016 Home of the “IN-THEATRE” sound! July 3 – 8, 2016 Convention Hotel: Renaissance Cleveland Hotel Tower City Center, 24 Public Square Cleveland, OH 44113 Built in 1918, the Cleveland Hotel has been a downtown landmark for nearly a century. Our secured hotel rate is $109 per night. There is subway service directly from the airport to the hotel. More information and a reservation code...more...
Thursday, July 9th 2015
From ATOS President/CE Ken Double My goodness, what a week in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Bob Dilworth and his Convention Committee are to be congratulated for staging one of the more memorable ATOS Annual Conventions in a long time. I hope you have had a chance to read the musings of Josh Dill , the new ATOS Youth Representative to the Board. His daily reports were beautifully written...more...