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December 30, 2019

Contact: Steve Hawkins
Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma Historical Society
Office: 405-522-0754

Oklahoma History Center to Present “From Gospel to Jazz and Beyond” Kilgen Organ Performance with Tedde Gibson

OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma History Center (OHC) is proud to announce its first Kilgen Organ performance of calendar year 2020 on Monday, January 27, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Devon Great Hall of the OHC. Organist Tedde Gibson will present “From Gospel to Jazz and Beyond,” a performance featuring many different musical styles. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and seating is first come, first served. Tickets are $10 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $20 for nonmembers, and may be reserved by calling 405-522-0765. The Oklahoma History Center is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City.

Tedde Gibson is one of a few organists comfortable playing a wide range of musical styles on a theater organ. Gibson began playing piano at age four, and in following decades studied voice as well as pipe and theater organ with several world-renowned organists. Gibson is one of the most sought-after silent film accompanist and has performed in classical and theater organ venues across the country, including the Macy’s/Wanamaker store in Philadelphia, Penn., the home of the world’s largest pipe organ. Gibson has also collaborated with several gospel and jazz artists including Byron Cage, Melba Moore, Earnest Pugh, Twinkie Clark, Jennifer Holliday and Dorinda Clark-Cole.

The Oklahoma History Center is a division of the Oklahoma Historical Society and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, National Archives and is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums. The mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society is to collect, preserve and share the history and culture of the state of Oklahoma and its people. Founded in 1893 by members of the Territorial Press Association, the OHS maintains museums, historic sites and affiliates across the state. Through its research archives, exhibits, educational programs and publications the OHS chronicles the rich history of Oklahoma. For more information about the OHS, please visit www.okhistory.org .


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