The Boggess Artist Concert Series
Walt Strony Premiere Theatre Organist
To Perform at OU
(Norman, Okla., Jan. 11, 2013)— The University of Oklahoma School of Music and Boggess Artist Concert Series opens the spring semester with Walt Strony, premiere theatre organist, at 8 p.m. Friday, January 25 in Paul Sharp Concert Hall, Catlett Music Center, 500 W. Boyd Street in Norman.
Strony will perform a wide range of popular music on the 1931 M. P. Möller Op. 5819 pipe organ.
“Walt is one of the finest theatrical performers in the world, and it is a great pleasure to welcome him to the University of Oklahoma. His concert will include something for everyone and will really showcase the ability of the organ to perform popular music. This is a concert you can’t afford to miss!,” states Dr. John Schwandt., director of the American Organ Institute at the OU School of Music.
Strony is writer, concert organist and has many CD recordings of high acclaim. As an author, he is well known for his book "The Secrets Of Theatre Organ Registration", which has become the standard reference book on this subject. Strony is the only living organist to have been twice voted "Organist of the Year" by the American Theatre Organ Society - in 1991 and 1993. In 2011, he was inducted into the ATOS "Hall of Fame" the youngest person currently in it. He has performed with the Calgary Symphony; Allentown Symphony; El Paso Symphony; and Symphony Silicon Valley.
The Boggess Artist Concert Series is dedicated to Mildred Andrews Boggess, professor of organ at the University of Oklahoma from 1938 to 1976, who taught a generation of organists the highest standards of their art.
All Boggess Series performances are in OU’s Catlett Music Center in the OU Arts District! Tickets for Boggess Series events are $9 for adults and $5 for students, faculty, staff, military and senior adults. For tickets and up-to-date information call the Fine Arts Box Office at (405) 325-4101.Please visit http://music.ou.edu/ for a full calendar of events and performances at the School of Music. The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution. For accommodations on the basis of disability, please call the Box Office at (405) 325-4101.
Where: University of Oklahoma
Address: 660 Parrington Oval