“Celebrate Youth” with Allegheny RiverStone Center for the Arts as it brings the talented young theatre organist and competition winner Dan Minervini to perform a concert on Lincoln Hall’s Mighty McKissick Wurlitzer Organ on Sunday, May 1 at 2:00 PM. Dan was the first place winner of the American Theatre Organ Society’s Young Theatre Organist Competition in 2015. He has been performing theatre organ concerts for audiences throughout the eastern United States on some of the finest and most prestigious theatre organs in the country.
Join us for a glorious afternoon of theatre organ music on Foxburg’s own theatre organ treasure as Dan delights with his young artistry and polished performances that have won him the highest accolades. Adults are $25, Members $20 and Students $5. Call to reserve: 724 659-3153
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dan Minervini first became interested in the theatre pipe organ at the age of 12 after hearing a recording of a Robert Morton theatre organ. He soon began instruction in piano and classical organ and attended Chaminade High School, where he became involved with the New York Theatre Organ Society. After the New York Theatre Organ Society generously provided him with a scholarship to the American Theatre Organ Society’s 2009 Summer Youth Adventure, Dan began formal theatre organ studies with internationally-renowned theatre organist Jelani Eddington.
Since then, Dan has been a finalist in the American Theatre Organ Society’s Young Theatre Organist Competition in 2013, 2014, and 2015, winning first place in the 2015 competition. He is currently a concertizing artist who has performed on some of the finest and most prestigious instruments in the United States, and he is quickly establishing himself as one of the United States’ best young theatre organists. He also served as the Youth Representative to the Board of Directors of the American Theatre Organ Society from 2013 to 2015, and he currently serves on the New York Theatre Organ Society’s Board of Directors.
In June of 2015, Dan graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Honors Program at John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a Bachelor’s degree in International Criminal Justice, and he maintains many interests outside of the musical realm.