October Concert/Social at Carma Labs
If you weren't at Carma Labs on the 14th, you missed a GREAT time! Our always-gracious host Paul Woelbing and DTOS welcomed renowned organist Scott Foppiano to entertain at our October social and public concert. And he did not disappoint, showcasing his talent in combination with the full range of Paul's spectacular 90+ rank instrument -- everything from smooth, mid-20th-century jazz, to showtune and ballad favorites, to booming classical "gutbusters." Add to that his fun (and sound effect) filled accompaniment of a Buster Keaton short, and you couldn't ask for more.
Treats and open console followed. See why you have to be diligent about putting these events on your calendar?
Speaking of which, stay tuned here for a really BIG announcement, coming soon!
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July Picnic -- Friends, Food and Music!
Perfect weather, good friends, good food, and a great mix of organ and organists made for a wonderful 2023 DTOS picnic at John Cornue's shop in Lake Geneva on July 16 . When both our featured artist and his back-up were sidelined by injury and illness, respectively, our host was pressed into service -- delivering a splendid program on short notice. (Double thanks, John!) Numerous others availed themselves of the open console afterward, and continued the afternoon's entertainment on the mighty Kilgen/Barton composite.
And then there was the food! Let's just say no one left hungry!
If you missed it, learn your lesson! Put next year's DTOS picnic on your calendar the instant the date is announced.
June Social -- Dean Rosko at the Bieck Residence
Our annual "ice cream" social held at the home of Gary and Nancy Bieck is always a "treat"! Not only do they have a lovely Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ, their Hammond Elegante was featured first to get our program started. Perhaps just as amazing as the organs, Gary's gardens continue to amaze all who visit. Thank you to Dean for a great program!
Upcoming Events (see Bartola newsletter for details!):
July: Summer Picnic at the Cornue Shop
August: Social at the Datz Residence
September: Music and a train ride at the East Troy Railroad Museum
Organ Piper Concert -- with Dave Wickerham -- April 23, 2023
It's always a special event when Dave Wickerham comes to town! And this time we were able to join him for an afternoon of pizza and music in his "old stomping grounds" at the Organ Piper Music Palace in Greenfield. Dave gave the Organ Piper's 3/30 Wurlitzer/Kimball a real workout in that energetic and wide-ranging style that is his trademark. There was also a bonus appearance by vocalist Mark Demmin who, according to Dave, also has "good pipes." What a treat!
DTOS was delighted to welcome 130 enthusiasts from several midwestern states to this concert and pizza buffet as part of our busy 2023 calendar. Watch here for notices of upcoming concerts and events.