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      July 6, 2013

      Saturday  12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

      7 North Wall Street
      Cartersville, Georgia 30120

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      Nathan Avakian - Grand Theatre - 3/18 Barton

      The Grand Theatre in Fitzgerald is rolling out the red carpet for you to hear their recently-installed 3/18 Barton organ.  In a concert merging old and new, Nathan Avakian will bring “Big Bart” to life with his unique arrangements.

      About the Artist

      Nathan’s fascination with the theatre organ began at age four with a visit to the Portland Organ Grinder Restaurant. He began formal organ studies with Donna Parker at age eleven and has also been frequently coached by Jonas Nordwall. Since winning the American Theatre Organ Society Young Organist Competition in 2009, Nathan has provided theatre organ entertainment across the United States and internationally. In 2011 he completed a six-week concert tour of Australia and New Zealand. That same year he released his first album, Outside The Box, featuring both theatre and classical pipe organs as well as virtual orchestrations to supplement the organ.

      Nathan is renowned for his tasteful blending of twenty-first century virtual instrument technology with theatre organ music. He arranges and produces digital orchestration tracks to supplement the pipe organ, creating performances that satisfy contemporary musical tastes and pay tribute to the historical legacy of the theatre organ. Nathan frequently includes original organ and solo piano compositions in his performances. In 2010, he was commissioned to compose six original theatre organ soundtracks for the International Youth Silent Film Festival, a program that gives young filmmakers the opportunity to create contemporary silent films to theatre organ music. He helped pioneer the festival’s expansion which now includes regional festivals in Oregon, Ohio, Adelaide and Melbourne, Australia.

      Nathan has served as the Youth Representative on the American Theatre Organ Society Board of Directors since 2011, managing programs that recognize and support the work of young organ students.

      In addition to performance and technical theatre experience with organizations including Oregon Children’s Theatre, Krayon Kids Musical Theatre Company, Canby Community Theatre, and the Purchase Repertory Theatre, Nathan completed twelve years of dance training and performance with Westside Dance Academy in various styles including tap, jazz, and ballet. He is currently pursuing a B.F.A. degree in lighting design from Purchase College, State University of New York.

       

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