For a second year in a row, world-renowned organist Cameron Carpenter returns to the Byrd Theatre. The benefit for the Byrd Theatre Foundation will feature Carpenter on the historic venue’s Wurlitzer organ dazzling the crowd while entertaining with comedic interludes between his songs.
The Byrd Theatre Foundation is a local not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving Carytown’s Byrd Theatre.
Carpenter travels from Berlin, Germany to Richmond for this encore. The Wall Street Journal named noted he is “‘Not Your Grandma’s Organist’: Alternatingly dazzling and subtle, and always fired by a profound musical intelligence.”
The Byrd Theatre Foundation is working towards achieving a $250,000 challenge grant offered by the Mary Morton Parson’s Foundation. As part of this challenge, the Byrd Theatre Foundation has set an aggressive goal of raising $500,000 this year, which will enable the completion of several high priority projects.
As a nonprofit organization, the Byrd Theatre Foundation solely relies on support from individuals, groups and the community to achieve its mission to improve and restore the Byrd Theatre to its original glory, purchase the building, and preserve it for future generations to experience and enjoy as has been done since 1928.
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