Organ Concert in Historic Scotty’s Castle

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Date: May 15, 2013

If you have never had the opportunity to hear a historic theatre pipe organ, here is your chance. On June 21-22, accomplished theatre and classical concert organist, Ty Woodward, will perform four concerts at Scotty's Castle in Death Valley National Park. The concert is sponsored by the Death Valley Natural History Association in cooperation with the National Park Service.The concert is held annually within the Upper Music Room of Scotty's Castle.Proceeds for this event help fund the annual maintenance and tuning of the Scotty's Castle Organ and its associated instruments.

If you have never had the opportunity to hear a historic theatre pipe organ, here is your chance. On June 21-22, accomplished theatre and classical concert organist, Ty Woodward, will perform four concerts at Scotty's Castle in Death Valley National Park. The concert is sponsored by the Death Valley Natural History Association in cooperation with the National Park Service.The concert is held annually within the Upper Music Room of Scotty's Castle.Proceeds for this event help fund the annual maintenance and tuning of the Scotty's Castle Organ and its associated instruments.

This unique concert venue is available only one weekend each year, after the organ maintenance work has been completed and during the curatorial maintenance of the historic house itself. This work is completed each year to assist in preserving the entire artifact collection at Scotty's Castle.

There are 40 seats for each concert and performances usually sell out well in advance. There will be two performances each night, 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., both Friday and Saturday, June 21st and 22nd.

Concert price is $45 per person.Seats are still available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Scotty's Castle Theatre Organ and Chimes Tower Maintenance Fund.

The Welte-Mignon theater pipe organ located in Scotty's Castle's Upper Music Room was purchased to accompany silent films. It is estimated that $50,000 was spent by the owners to purchase the organ and have it delivered and installed in 1928 - just in time for film sound synchronization to be perfected and become the new standard for talking films in the 1930's.

To make reservations or to make a direct donation please call the Death Valley Natural History Association at (800)478-8564 ext 10.For information about Scotty's Castle, visit the Death Valley National Park website at www.nps.gov/deva.For more information about organist, Ty Woodward, please visit http://www.atos.org/artists/woodward/ for his online biography.

The Death Valley Natural History Association (DVNHA) is a non-profit partner of Death Valley National Park dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the natural and cultural history of the Death Valley region.In addition to providing free literature and support for other programs, DVNHA sponsors the Organ Concert at Scotty's Castle located at the northern end of Death Valley National Park each year.

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