April 11, 2022
Encore Kilgen Organ Performance with Ken Double Performing “From Broadway to Hollywood”
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma History Center (OHC) is pleased to announce the next in its series of Kilgen Organ performances on Monday, April 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., featuring award-winning organist Ken Double. The theme of Double’s performance will be “From Broadway to Hollywood.” Tickets are $10 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $20 for nonmembers, and may be reserved by calling 405-522-0765. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. The Oklahoma History Center is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive in Oklahoma City.
Double last performed at the OHC in April of 2018 with his “Music of the Big Band Era” program, which also featured University of Oklahoma music professor and trombonist Dr. Irv Wagner. Double has played nationally as well as on tours in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He served as president and chief executive of the American Theater Organ Society for a number of years, working diligently to raise funds and awareness, as well as create new and exciting programs while helping to steer the 58-year-old organization in a new direction to ensure its growth and existence for another 50 years and more.
“It is not often that one gets paid to have fun for a living,” said Double. “Nice work if you can get it.”
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.