September 1, 2023
Organist Zach Frame to Open the Oklahoma History Center’s Kilgen Theatre Organ Season Series
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma History Center will host its first Kilgen Theatre Organ performance of the season. Zach Frame will perform on Monday, September 25, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the OHC’s Devon Great Hall. The concert’s theme is “Zach Frame Plays Your Favorites.” Tickets are $10 for Oklahoma Historical Society members and $20 for nonmembers. They may be purchased online. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
Frame discovered the theatre pipe organ at age five when his family visited Organ Piper Pizza in Greenfield, Wisconsin. Another OHC guest organist, Dave Wickerham, was the featured artist at the venue. Because of Wickerham’s influence and Frame’s deep interest in the instrument, Frame excelled at his theatre organ performance and became the first recipient of the George Wright Memorial Fellowship from the American Theatre Organ Society in 2003. Zach was fortunate to become the Organ Piper’s Featured Organist, where he continues to entertain nightly at the three-manual, thirty-rank theatre pipe organ. He has been privileged to work on several recording projects as an engineer, most recently Dan Minervini’s CD “Where or When,” which was recorded on the Hardman Studio Wurlitzer in Great Falls, Virginia. In April 2018, Frame released his first CD on the Organ Piper’s Wurlitzer, entitled “It’s About Time.”
The Oklahoma History Center is located at 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. in Oklahoma City. It is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Please call 405-522-0765 or visit www.okhistory.org/historycenter for admission costs and group rates.
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.