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STEVEN BALL, Wurlitzer Pipe Organ

November 28


Harold Lloyd’s Safety Last (1923)
Laurel & Hardy’s Big Business (1929)

Silent films with live musical accompaniment

STEVEN BALL, Wurlitzer Pipe Organ
Date/Time(s): Sat, Nov 28, 2020, 7pm

Seating: Reserved

Tickets: $10
Add’l per-ticket processing fees apply: $2 (online only)

On-Sale Date: Now on sale


NEW DATE: Steven Ball, Wurlitzer Pipe Organ – originally scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2020 – will now take place Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 7pm. All tickets from the originally-scheduled show will be honored by the Virginia Theatre on November 28th. This includes tickets currently on hold at WILL CALL, print-at-home tickets, and also original printed tickets.

Any patron unable to attend the new rescheduled date may request a full refund by emailing or by calling 217/356-9063. PLEASE NOTE: The deadline for all refund requests for Steven Ball, Wurlitzer Pipe Organ is October 30th, 2020, at 5:30pm.

For more information, visit https://thevirginia.org/champaign-park-districts-virginia-theatre-to-suspend-public-events, or call 217/356-9063.


A special treat! Maestro Steven Ball will perform live on the Virginia’s restored Hope Jones Wurlitzer Pipe Organ to the Harold Lloyd silent classic Safety Last! (Not Rated, 1 hour, 13 min).

This 1923 romantic comedy includes one of the most famous images ever from the silent film era: Harold Lloyd clutching the hands of a large clock face as he dangles from the outside of a skyscraper above moving traffic. The picture was very successful financially and also critically, and it cemented Lloyd’s status as a major figure in early motion pictures.

The Laurel and Hardy silent short Big Business (Not Rated, 20 min) will start the program.

Dr. Steven Ball studied at the University of Michigan where he went on to both teach and serve as University Carillonneur and became the Director of the famous Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments. His impressive and varied career includes extensive touring throughout the world as a silent film accompanist, theater organist, and concert organist. He has recently been named Director of Sacred Music at the Oratory of St. Francis de Sales in St Louis, Missouri.

For more, visit www.stevenball.com



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