Aug
26
Sat
‘Safety Last’ starring Harold Lloyd with Steven Ball on the Wurlitzer
Aug 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Buy Tickets Online Safety Last! (1923) is a classic romantic comedy starring Harold Lloyd. The film was highly successful and critically hailed, and cemented Lloyd’s status as a major figure in early motion pictures. It includes one of the most iconic and famous images of the silent film era as Lloyd dangles, clutching the hands of a large clock, outside a skyscraper. It is considered on to the great film comedies of all time. This great film will be accompanied by world renowned organist, Steven Ball, Organist and Director of Outreach for the world’s largest pipe organ located at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.

In Safety Last!, Lloyd plays a small town boy trying to make his fortune in the big city so that he can send for his girl back home. In famous Lloyd fashion, this leads to crazy situations as a department store clerk, hilarious physical comedy and the now famous stunts.

Ball occupies a rather unique place in the musical world of the organ. In addition to being a  Fulbright Scholar, he is part of a small number of artists proficient in the genre of the theater organ ever to have achieved a doctoral degree in music, and the first to have ever done so with a degree in organ performance. Widely recognized for his scholarship both with classical improvisation as well as the art of silent film composition and accompaniment, he has traveled and performed extensively in both the United States and abroad including concerts in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, Portugal, Ireland, England and Switzerland.

‘Safety Last’ starring Harold Lloyd with Steven Ball on the Wurlitzer
Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Buy Tickets Online Safety Last! (1923) is a classic romantic comedy starring Harold Lloyd. The film was highly successful and critically hailed, and cemented Lloyd’s status as a major figure in early motion pictures. It includes one of the most iconic and famous images of the silent film era as Lloyd dangles, clutching the hands of a large clock, outside a skyscraper. It is considered on to the great film comedies of all time. This great film will be accompanied by world renowned organist, Steven Ball, Organist and Director of Outreach for the world’s largest pipe organ located at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.

In Safety Last!, Lloyd plays a small town boy trying to make his fortune in the big city so that he can send for his girl back home. In famous Lloyd fashion, this leads to crazy situations as a department store clerk, hilarious physical comedy and the now famous stunts.

Ball occupies a rather unique place in the musical world of the organ. In addition to being a  Fulbright Scholar, he is part of a small number of artists proficient in the genre of the theater organ ever to have achieved a doctoral degree in music, and the first to have ever done so with a degree in organ performance. Widely recognized for his scholarship both with classical improvisation as well as the art of silent film composition and accompaniment, he has traveled and performed extensively in both the United States and abroad including concerts in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, Portugal, Ireland, England and Switzerland.

Sep
17
Sun
Family Day at the Music House
Sep 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Family DayThis fun day began in 2011 and is very popular with tour guests, especially the shorter ones. The Music House Museum will be hosting a very special Family Day where the tours will focus on the wonderful history, science and artistry of music with a hands-on, family and kid friendly style.   There will be guest music, fun activities, special showings of silent movies complete with popcorn and beverages, and games on the front lawn if weather permits.  The museum is a magical, musical, educational experience for everyone and this is a day set aside for our youngest guests and their family!! There will be special family rate of $15, adults $5, students $3 and children under 6 are free.

Sep
23
Sat
Buster Keaton in “Steamboat Bill Jr.” with accompaniment by Dale and Gail Zieger
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Music House’s Silent Film Series presents Steamboat Bill Jr. (1928) starring Buster Keaton with accompaniment by Dale and Gail Zieger.

Fulfilling the wish of his mother, William Canfield Jr. (Keaton) goes to work on his father’s steamboat in a small town on the Mississippi. The elder Canfield, is a disappointed when his son, who he has not seen since he was a baby, is not big and strapping like his father and is citified. He is further angered to find out that Bill Jr. has fallen in love with the daughter of his arch rival whose brand new steamboat is putting Bill Sr.’s old boats out of business. In true Keaton fashion, this film is filled with hilarious physical comedy and also a dramatic ending when the lives Bill Jr., his father, his love, Kitty, and her father are all threatened by a horrible storm when the weather turns bad. Will they all survive?

Dale Zieger is an internationally acclaimed organist having traveled for the world giving concerts in 12 countries and five continents. He began performing in public at the age of eight years. He is now in his 54th year of musical performance and currently plays for the Grand Rapids Griffins Hockey Team.
Gail is a native of West Michigan and has been a professional musician for over 45 years. She is self-taught and is at home at the piano, organ, keyboard, as well as five other instruments. She has also used her talents as a church music director, teacher, and entertainer.

There will be two showings at 5:30 and 7:30 pm. Seating is limited so reservations are recommended!