The Grand Rapids Public Museum’s 2015 Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concert Series kicks off on March 5 & 6 with performances by organist Mark Herman as he plays songs from composer Jerry Herman.

Meijer Theater (Grand Rapids Public Museum)
Meijer Theater (Grand Rapids Public Museum)

The 28-year-old Herman is one of the busiest theater organists in the U.S.

The Los Angeles resident is president and tonal director of the Los Angeles Organ Company, the Allen Organ dealer for greater Los Angeles.

Annually, he performs more than 30 concerts and silent film presentations throughout the U.S. and overseas.

In 2012, he was named American Theatre Organ Society’s Organist of the Year, the youngest person ever to receive the honor. He has a bachelor of fine arts degree in theater arts/nanagement from DePaul University in Chicago.
For those following the concert series, it continues April 16 & 17 with concerts by David Russell playing Strike Up the Band with music featuring Gershwin, Joplin & Berlin and May 21 & 22 by Dave Wickerham playing an American music tribute featuring songs from the great American songbook.

Shows are at 7 p.m. Thursdays and 2 p.m. Fridays in the Meijer Theater at Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl Street NW in Grand Rapids. Tickets for individual concerts are $10 for the general public, $8 for museum members and $5 for children 17 years old and younger. Tickets bought in blocks of 10 or more are $8 each. Season ticket packages are $50 each for the general public and $45 for museum members.

Tickets are available by calling (616) 456-3977 or by visiting Grand Rapids Public Museum's website.

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