“Out of the Box” Kilgen Organ performance featuring Nathan and Claire Avakian
February 11, 2019, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm
On Monday, February 11, the Oklahoma History Center will offer Kilgen Organ performance entitled “Out of the Box.” Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the performance will be 7–8:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for OHS members and $20 for nonmembers. Call 405-522-0765.
This performance will include selections that are not usually played on a theater organ. The featured organist will be Nathan Avakian of New York City, accompanied by his sister Claire. Nathan will use a selection of modern silent shorts from the International Youth Silent Film Festival and will present modern solo organ numbers from his contemporary repertoire between the silent shorts. Nathan has gained notoriety for his unique approach of mixing modern technology and contemporary musical tastes while still managing to uphold the historical sound of the theatre organ.
Nathan lives in New York City where he runs his own lighting design business. He served as Youth Representative for the American Theatre Organ Society (ATOS) from 2011 to 2013, after having won the 2009 ATOS Young Organist Competition. He’s played successful concert tours across the US, and also in Australia and New Zealand.