Orpheum’s Mighty Wurlitzer gets an encore

By , Daily Memphian Updated: November 10, 2020 9:04 AM CT | Published: November 10, 2020 4:00 AM CT
<strong>Local historian and organist Vincent Astor plays the Orpheum&rsquo;s Mighty Wurlitzer organ on Thursday, Nov. 5. On Nov. 19, the Orpheum will have a homecoming concert for the organ, which recently returned from a yearlong, $500,000 restoration. </strong>(Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

Local historian and organist Vincent Astor plays the Orpheum’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ on Thursday, Nov. 5. On Nov. 19, the Orpheum will have a homecoming concert for the organ, which recently returned from a yearlong, $500,000 restoration. (Mark Weber/Daily Memphian)

After a $500,000 restoration, the Orpheum’s organ is “better than it was in 1928.” The theater will offer a free concert by organists Tony Thomas and Vincent Astor on Nov. 19. 

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Orpheum Theatre Tony Thomas Vincent Astor Brett Batterson JL Weiler Orpheum ghost Mighty Wurlitzer
Peggy Burch

Peggy Burch

Peggy Burch is Arts & Culture editor at The Daily Memphian.


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