Juan Cardona's Organ Tour 2020
For more than 20 years, Juan Cardona, Jr. has been the house theatre organist at the Thomaston Opera House in Thomaston, CT and at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie, NY. On Saturday, May 16th, Juan, accompanied by a singer, Charise Courtney, performed a virtual concert on the 1926 Marr Colton theatre pipe organ. He played a variety of his favorite tunes including songs from Irving Berlin, George M Cohan, musical theater numbers from "The Sound of Music," and many more.
He is often a feature attraction at these and other venues around the country performing live accompaniment for classic silent films. His recent performances at the Thomaston Opera House include; Mel Brooks Silent Movie and the 1926 Phantom of the Opera.
Juan has had the distinct honor of performing at Woolsey Hall as guest organist with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Skitch Henderson with vocalists, Laurie Gayle Stephenson and Keith Buterbaugh from Broadway’s “Phantom of the Opera”. Juan has also had the honor of opening for the ’50s and 60’s pop star Neil Sedaka and opened and played with Tito Puente at his last performance. Other guest artists have been Coloratura Soprano Nina Cathey and Broadway actress and singer Michelle Dawson.
Juan's unique talents along with equally unique instruments and programs always make for a must-see event.
To view the virtual concert, please visit https://youtu.be/YmL9cUFj040