The Music House is bringing together the brilliant talent of Red Wings organist, Dave Calendine, and Broadway Classics performed on the ‘Mighty’ Wurlitzer theater organ!! Over his long career as a theater organist, his vast repertoire has come to include dozens of Broadway tunes from the classics to more current shows. The Wurlitzer theater organ allows him an entire orchestra of sound at his fingertips (and feet). We may even throw in a few guest vocals from local artists!
Dave Calendine is an amazingly talented organist and pianist and a great entertainer. As a young organ student, Dave visited the Akron Civic Theater, where organist Lyn Larsen performed on The Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Dave was wowed by this incredible pipe organ. By l6, his skills were so impressive that he was offered a job playing the Wurlitzer at the theater. He played there for three years and eventually went on to perform on several theatre organs around Ohio, the US and overseas. Now a resident of the Detroit area, Dave is a staff organist at The Fox Theater, has served as the live organist for The Detroit Red Wings for numerous seasons, performs at The Redford Theater and at his church as well as concerts at the Sanfillipo Foundation in Illinois, and at the national Music Box Society International conventions. Dave is a frequent performer for our silent film series at the Music House Museum on the Mighty Wurlitzer organ, which made its way “up north”.