Ian Fraser’s fascination with organs started at the age of two when he heard a band organ on a local carousel in his hometown of Staten Island, NY. His interests soon expanded into the world of mechanical music with player pianos, orchestrions, etc. At 16, after seeing a silent film at Chaminade High School, Ian had the chance to sit at the organ console and play the theatre organ for the first time. From there, he has followed his passion to become a theatre organist. Leveraging his ability to play by ear, Ian has taught himself in just a few short years to play the theatre organ. This has been influenced by studying his favorite genres and organists. Now residing in Plainfield, NJ, Ian is the house organist at the St. George Theatre in Staten Island playing pre-shows for their Classic Movie Series. He has also performed at Chaminade High School, the Bardavon Opera House, and the Loew’s Jersey Theatre.
Please join us for our annual get-together for food, followed by a mini-concert featuring ATOS Young Artist Winner, Ian Fraser. Please RSVP to Bernie Anderson so that seating and food may be determined. This is a free member only event. Contact Bernie Anderson at email@example.com or 908-881-1636 to reserve your spot.
Please include your preferred phone number should the weather require a postponement. Deadline for reservations is Sunday, November 26, 2023.
Due to this being a Member’s only event, further information can be found in out official newsletter, Pedals and Pipes.