That's Entertainment! with the Albee Mighty Wurlitzer Organ

Jelani Eddington at the Mighty Wurlitzer in Music Hall The Music Hall Ballroom came alive on Thursday, May 15, 2014, for another exciting Wurlitzer concert - ''That's Entertainment!'' By popular demand, R. Jelani Eddington returned for his third performance at the keyboard of the Albee Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Audiences at the two concerts enjoyed songs ranging from showstoppers and features from operettas to two-tapping favorites.

Eddington, who is a lawyer, grew up in a musical family. He won the American Theatre Organ Society's Young Theatre Organist Competition when he was 13 and, in 2001, was names ATOS Theatre Organist Of The Year, the youngest-ever recipient of the honor.

Adria Caffaro and Joseph Lattanzi performed courtesy of The Cincinnati Opera. Both artists are part of the Cincinnati Opera/The Corbett Foundation Opera Fusion Program, which offers a vast array of opportunities to talented students, from singers to scenic artists.

Eddington and SPMH president Don Siekmann acknowledged Ron Wehmeier, the pipe organ technician who refurbished and maintains the Mighty Wurlitzer. During intermission, Wehmeier gave attendees an opportunity to go behind the scenes to see the "guts" of the organ. Read about the Albee Mighty Wurlitzer in Music Hall, and see photos of the organ and installation.

Performance Song List

''Some People'' from Gypsy
''Things Are Looking Up'' from A Damsel in Distress
''My Funny Valentine''from Babes in Arms
A duet by Adria Caffaro and Joseph Lattanzi from the operetta Maytime
Anything Goes sung by Adria Caffaro
''Putting on the Ritz'' sung by Joseph Lattanzi
Medley from Swing Time
''A Fine Romance''
''Pick Yourself Up''
''The Way You Look Tonight''
''Never Gonna Dance''
''Waltz in Swing Time''
''The Back Bay Shuffle''
''Get Happy''
''Something's Gotta Give''
''It's De-Lovely'' sung by Adria Caffaro
''Stout Hearted Men'' sung by Joseph Lattanzi
A Medley from Phantom of the Opera
''Bacchanale'' from Samson et Dalila
An untitled encore

Special Thanks
Cincinnati Arts Association
The Music Hall Operations Staff
Pebble Creek Group

Event Sponsors

Riverpoint Capital Management Investment Advisors

Media Sponsor

This concert was presented in cooperation with the Ohio Valley Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society.

Photographs provided by Philip Groshong, Philip Groshong Photography.


Find out more about the Albee Mighty Wurlitzer Organ

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SPMH President Don Siekmann

SPMH President Don Siekmann welcomes a sold-out audience

Eddington at the Wurlitzer in the beautiful ballroom

The audience enjoys Eddington at the Mighty Wurlitzer in the beautiful - and beautifully decorated - Music Hall Ballroom

Jelanie Eddington at the Mighty Wurlitzer

Jelanie Eddington at the Mighty Wurlitzer

Adria Caffaro, Joseph Lattanzi, Jelanie Eddington

Mezzo soprano Adria Caffaro, baritone Joseph Lattanzi, and organist Jelanie Eddington

Ron Wehmeier in organ room

Ron Wehmeier shares Wurlitzer operations with audience members

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