September 25, 2021
Show Time: 7:30 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.***
This exquisite concert on the Grande Page pipe organ will feature Ken Double ‘s masterful talent featuring songs ranging from pops to standards to Broadway. You’ll hear classics such as “All I Ask of You” from Phantom, “Serenade” from The Student Prince, “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing” and many more!
A little about Ken Double
Ken loves to boast that he has been “paid to have fun twice in life!” The native of Chicago spent 33 years broadcasting sports, including a lot of events in Indiana, including Fort Wayne. But there was that interesting secondary career that is now front and center. Ken started organ lessons at age 8, and about the time he was growing bored with it, a high school teacher introduced Ken to the magic of the theater pipe organ. In that world, they call it the “WOW” moment. Ken was hooked. He steered his lessons to the theatre organ, including a final year under the great Al Melgard, famous organist at the old Chicago Stadium.
Ken’s concert credits include seven tours of Australia and New Zealand; two trips to the UK; countless concerts in Canada; and hundreds across the US. He was instrumental in the installation of the Wurlitzer organ at the Long Center in Lafayette, where Ken will play his 40th annual concert in 2022. There are highlights at the Embassy Theatre, too. Ken was invited to play the very first Buddy Nolan Concert in tribute to the Embassy Page, and he teamed with Dyne Pfeffenberger for several memorable duet concerts.
For 10 years, Ken was the national President of the American Theatre Organ Society. He has more than 20 recordings to his credit, including the new Magnificent Melodies on Mighty Mo, recorded on the massive 4/42 Möller pipe organ at the Atlanta Fox Theatre.
This concert is sponsored by Thomas & Penelope Mathiesen. Support is also provided through Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne’s Restart grant program. Embassy programming is supported by Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.