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Shows

Big Band Jazz

with Delano Jazz Orchestra & Brett Valliant

Date - Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Show Time - 7:30 PM

The Delano Jazz Orchestra joins the Wichita Wurlitzer for an evening of Big Band Jazz.  Experience the back and forth improvisation between the orchestras.

Big Band Jazz came as New Orleans jazz migrated to Chicago and New York to energize social dancing in the early 1900s. Ferde Grofé wrote arrangements in which he divided the jazz orchestra into sections that combined in various ways using these new rhythms. The sound matured as notable band leaders such as Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington developed their own big band sounds during the Swing Era

The Principals

with Richard Elliott & Brett Valliant

Date - Friday, August 28, 2020

Show Time - 7:30 PM

We regret to inform patrons and the public that the March 17 Wichita Wurlitzer concert at Century II, The Principals, has been rescheduled. Featured artist Richard Elliott, Principal Organist of the Mormon Tabernacle, is suffering from an upper respiratory issue and is unable to travel to Wichita for the show.

The performance is now scheduled for Friday, August 28, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience to our audience and welcome you to our next concert on May 5.

Ticket information from WichitaTIX

Please make note of this new date, as your current tickets for The Principals will still be valid for this performance. If you are unable to attend on the new date, please contact WichitaTIX as soon as possible for a refund. WichitaTIX can be reached by phone at 316-303-8100, option 3, or in person at the Concert Hall box office.

No changes have been made to the Tuesday, May 5 performance of Big Band Jazz.

Two of the country’s top performers, Richard Elliott and Brett Valliant, take turns in a friendly battle at the console spanning classical, jazz and contemporary music favorites. Elliott is Principal Organist at the Mormon Tabernacle in Salt Lake City. A native son of ICT, Brett Valliant is regular organist at Organ Stop Pizza (home of the world's largest Wurlitzer) in Arizona and the Wichita Wurlitzer’s Principal Artist. Wichitans know Brett for his annual Christmas concerts as organist and director of music at First United Methodist Church, where he served for 20 years before taking up his full-time pizza parlor gig in Arizona.

Richard Elliott - more information

Brett Valliant - more information

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20 / 20

Date - Saturday, September 14, 2019

Show Time - 7:30 PM

20 / 20 is the beginning of shows leading to the Wichita Wurlitzer centennial in 2026. The show presents a variety of music since 1926. The Wurlitzer is limited only by the artist’s imagination.

Justin is a native of Beech Grove, Indiana. He has entertained thousands of patrons of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in the last eight productions of their annual Yuletide Celebration by playing the Wurlitzer pipe organ installed at the Hilbert Circle Theatre.

with Clark Wilson

Date - Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Show Time - 7:30 PM

Sound for silent movies came only from the orchestra, theatre organ, or pianist in each theatre. More than 10,000 theatre organs were built to give the movies their voices. Music soundtracks for today’s movies evolved from these live accompaniments for the silents. 

Clark will accompany Wings, the first winner of the Best Picture, at the time called Best Production, at the very first Annual Academy Awards in 1929.

Click here for the Wings Offical Blu-Ray Trailer

Click here for Turner Classic Movies Wings introduction by Ben Mankiewicz

Click here for a Press Article for the Premiere of the Restored Wings

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