The Mighty Wurlitzer accompanies "Metropolis" featuring Cameron Carpenter | Events at Fox Tucson Theatre

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7:30 pm

The Mighty Wurlitzer accompanies “Metropolis” featuring Cameron Carpenter

Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime artistic experience!  Internationally renowned organist Cameron Carpenter creates a glorious sonic environment that follows every frame and every image of the 1927 science fiction, silent-film masterpiece METROPOLIS on the Fox’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ.

Step inside Tucson’s own art-deco picture palace, where you’ll witness a breathtakingly realized vision of a dystopian art deco future as Carpenter’s stunning original music highlights the emotions, heightens the drama, and floods the iconic black-and-white images with the breath of the Mighty Wurlitzer organ.

Cameron Carpenter is the world’s most visible organist, the first ever to be nominated for a GRAMMY Award for a solo album. He holds the 2012 Leonard Bernstein Award, and in 2014, launched his International Touring Organ (ITO)- a first-of-its kind digital organ built to his own design. He is a virtuoso composer/performer who is smashing the stereotypes of organ and classical music. Cameron’s latest album, recorded at the Berlin Konzerthaus includes his own rendition of Bach’s Goldberg Variations as well as Hanson’s Symphony #2, and was released by Universal / DECCA in the fall of 2021. One of his previous releases, ‘All You Need is Bach’ debuted at #1 on the traditional classical charts.

Recent highlights include recitals with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Lucerne Festival, Philharmonie Cologne, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Philharmonie Luxembourg, his debut at the Cité de La Musique, Paris and a residency at Konzerthaus Berlin.

“No other musician of Carpenter’s generation has more adeptly fused shrewd showmanship, dazzling technique and profound thinking about his instrument and his place in the musical cosmos…”

“The Maverick Organist… he is a player with extraordinarily glib fingers and Astairelike footwork… a first-rate talent with a sense of how phrases move.”