Concerts, Events & News at KCTPO
Our Upcoming Concert Schedule
All events scheduled by the KCTPO are held on Sundays at the Kansas City Municipal Auditorium Music Hall at 2:00PM unless otherwise announced. All events are free but we welcome donations to help offset the cost of renting the Music Hall for our events.
WINGS with Clara Bow and Marvin Faulwell
July 31, 2016 at 2PM
DR. MARVIN FAULWELL is a very accomplished theatre organist. Since 1985, he has specialized in accompanying classic silent films--over 120 different films in his career.
Faulwell was staff organist at the Granada Theatre during its organ program years. He has been organist for the Kansas Silent Film Festival in Topeka since its inception fourteen years ago, and is also organist for ”Silents in the Cathedral” held every Halloween season at Grace Cathedral in Topeka.
On June 1, 2005, Faulwell’s first DVD went on sale: “The Phantom of the Opera” (1925 version with Lon Chaney) recorded on the Music Hall organ.
Brett Valliant on September 18th, 2PM
BRETT VALLIANT'S performances have been defined as “exciting,” refreshing, “unorthodox, and astonishing.”
Brett interest in the organ started at the age of three. He played for his church as a teenager and studied organ at Wichita State University. Brett has been a featured performer on National Public Radio's Pipe Dreams.
In the world of silent film, Brett plays annually for several film festivals including the International Film Festival hosted by the American Film Institute, and has been a featured performer at national conventions of the American Guild of Organists and the American Theatre Organ Society.
Brett credits his innovative approach to musicianship to rock 'n' roll, classical, jazz, and popular music.