The 65th Annual ATOS Convention, CATOE presents Star, Stripes & Pipes, will bring organists Dave Wickerham and Simon Gledhill to Rialto Square Theatre. Dave Wickerham will perform on Monday, July 3 at 8 PM and Simon Gledhill will perform on Thursday, July 6 at 8 PM. Tickets are available for purchase now.

Dave Wickerham is a native of California and started playing the electronic organ at age 4. Moving to Arizona in 1976, he became the associate organist at the three locations of Organ Stop Pizza restaurants there, while continuing his classical organ studies at the University of Arizona. With his family, Dave moved to the Chicago area, then to Wisconsin and a brief stint in Las Vegas, where he fulfilled jobs as both a theatre organist and a church musician. His fourth CD, “Sounds of Music,” recorded on the Sanfilippo organ, sold out. Dave has also toured in Australia and New Zealand, and currently lives in Michigan, from where he concertizes extensively in the United States.

After starting his musical education on classical piano and organ, Simon Gledhill fell in love with theatre organ after hearing the famous Wurlitzer at the Tower Ballroom in Blackpool. He was the ATOS Organist of the year in 1997, inducted into the Society’s Hall of Fame in 2015, and has also toured worldwide.

Simon, who is from the United Kingdom, premiered the newly revised Barton Grand here at the Rialto 30 years ago which was the last time ATOS held its annual convention here in Chicagoland. We are thrilled to have Simon back to perform on the Barton Grande for us. His concert will be the closing event to a week long celebration by theatre organ fans from all over the world.

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