May 1, 2022
Show Time: 3:00 pm
***EMBASSY MEMBERS RECEIVE TWO TICKETS FREE PER MEMBERSHIP. FREE tickets are also available to youth 12 & under and seniors 65+. These groups should contact the STAR Bank box office directly to secure tickets (stop by or call us at 260.424.5665)***
The Embassy Theatre announces a "grande" celebration of the Embassy's beloved Grande Page pipe organ as Mark Herman is welcomed to the stage to perform a tribute to the late organist extraordinaire, Buddy Nolan. Featuring favorite tunes from the Great American Songbook and other Broadway shows, Mark Herman brings the Grande Page to life while entertaining audiences of all ages. Born and raised in Fort Wayne, Mark Herman has been involved with the Embassy and its unique instrument since he was a young man. Buddy Nolan, an integral part of the Embassy's history, was a much-loved organist known for his late night organ concerts that would bring crowds of people downtown at midnight to be a part of the audience. The Embassy is thrilled to have Herman host this event in honor of one of his predecessors. Mark Herman Bio Mark Herman is one of America’s busiest theatre organists, performing over 30 concerts and silent film presentations each year across the US and abroad. In 2012, he was named the American Theatre Organ Society’s Organist of the Year and is the youngest person ever to receive the prestigious honor. Previously, he was overall winner of the Society’s Young Theatre Organist Competition in 2004. Mark has been featured on several episodes of American Public Media’s Pipedreams program, and has performed for countless conventions of the American Theatre Organ Society, American Guild of Organists, and Organ Historical Society. On the international stage, he has toured in Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Additionally, his compositions, arrangements, and performances have been heard both on television and in motion pictures. In 2019, he was honored to be featured alongside the Los Angeles Philharmonic for a rare organ solo cameo. As a film accompanist and scorer, Mark has developed a reputation for dramatic period-authentic film scores with historically informed presentations that not only resonate with but captivate modern audiences. In 2019, he was commissioned to compose and record two new scores for The Criterion Collection's latest Harold Lloyd Blu-ray release. He studied theatre organ with the late John Ferguson of Indianapolis, who was recognized worldwide for his skills teaching the art of the theatre organ. His classical piano studies were with Christine Freeman of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts/Management from DePaul University in Chicago. He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he is President of Mark Herman Music LLC, a provider of organ-related services and products. He is in demand as an organ consultant and project manager, as well as a voicing specialist and tonal consultant for Allen Organs and is proud to be an Allen Artist, showcasing new Allen Organs in the US and beyond.