Music House Museum Upcoming Events

Each season the Music House Museum puts together a season of quality events that feature our unique venue and our amazing instruments, celebrating great music and the history that our collection represents. Our Upcoming Events give you a listing of details of our events and let you know how to purchase tickets. Working with artists both local and from around the country, we strive for quality events that will entertain and educate, and hopefully make a few dollars to support the Museum’s operations and instrument restoration and acquisition. We hope to see you here! CLICK THE 'MYNORTH' ICON BELOW FOR MUSIC HOUSE EVENT TICKETS:MyNorth_Music_House  
Aug
6
Sun
Gottschalk to Gershwin: Peter Bergin in Concert
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

peter_berginPeter Bergin: Gottschalk to Gershwin

Buy Tickets Online The Music House welcomes back the incredible ragtime pianist, Peter Bergin, as part of our concert series, back by popular demand. Bergin’s 2015 and 2016 concerts were such hits that we had to invite him back! He will bring even more Ragtime fun while moving around and entertaining on many of our wonderful pianos. This year’s concert will feature music from ‘Gottschalk to Gershwin’. Bergin is a pianist and vocalist whose refined singing and energetic ragtime has entertained audiences for over 25 years. After a long career as a computer scientist, Peter is now in full-time pursuit of his life-long desire to share music with the world. Join us for an evening of ragtime music and history as Peter moves around the museum playing on many of our pianos. Ragtime is a musical genre that enjoyed its peak popularity between 1895 and 1918. Its cardinal trait is its syncopated, or "ragged," rhythm. It began as dance music in the red-light districts of African-American communities in St. Louis years before being published as popular sheet music for piano. Ernest Hogan (1865–1909) was an innovator and key pioneer who helped popularize the musical genre, and is credited for coining the term ragtime. Perhaps its most famous composer was Scott Joplin who became famous through the publication of the "Maple Leaf Rag" (1899) and a string of ragtime hits such as "The Entertainer" (1902), although he was later forgotten by all but a small, dedicated community of ragtime aficionados until the major ragtime revival in the early 1970s. Ragtime fell out of favor as jazz claimed the public's imagination after 1917, but there have been numerous revivals since the music has been re-discovered.
Aug
26
Sat
‘Safety Last’ starring Harold Lloyd with Steven Ball on the Wurlitzer
Aug 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
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
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
22
Fri
Dale and Gail Zieger in Concert
Sep 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sep
23
Sat
Buster Keaton in “Steamboat Bill Jr.” with accompaniment by Dale and Gail Zieger
Sep 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Buster Keaton in “Steamboat Bill Jr.” with accompaniment by Dale and Gail Zieger
Sep 23 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm