This finale concert features organist John Lauter, who will also accompany the classic silent movie The General starring Buster Keaton. " The General" is a silent movie comedy about a train engineer with two loves, his sweetheart and his locomotive, "The General." When Union spies steal "The Genera,l" Keaton pursues it single handedly and straight through enemy lines. "The General" has come to be considered one of Buster Keaton's crowning artistic moments. Great family entertainment!
Ask about the Grand Season Finale Gala Dessert Party after the concert when you order your tickets!
Detroit native John Lauter has been presenting theatre organ concerts for over 25 years. John made his public debut at the Redford theatre at age 16. Since those early days, john has presented concerts at many major theatre organ venues throughout the US, Canada and the United Kingdom. Lauter was a featured performer at the American Theatre Organ Society's 2009 convention in Cleveland and spent three years playing at "Theatre Organ Pizza and Pipes" in Pontiac, Michigan. At home in Detroit, he has presented nine concerts at the Detroit Theatre Organ Society and many concerts and silent film programs at the Redford theatre. The Michigan theatre in Ann Arbor featured John as staff organist for 17 years during which he accomplished such silent film classics at Metropolis, The Birth of a Nation, The Phantom of the Opera, It, Robin Hood, Greed, The Big Parade, Nosferatu, The Gold Rush and many others. John lives in Farmington Hills, Michigan with his wife Amy, son Benjamin and daughter Maryanna.
The 2013 Theatre Organ Series is dedicated to Virginia and Don White.