RTOS 4/23 Wurlitzer
RTOS was originally formed to rescue a WurliTzer 4/21 (opus 1951) from the luxurious downtown RKO Palace Theater, just before that 1928 2916-seat luxurious movie house fell to the wrecking ball of urban renewal.
That instrument, now a 4/23, was moved to the 2574-seat Auditorium Theatre (now Auditorium Center Theatre) where it has been used to present more than 426 concerts for more than 450,000 attendees.
Over 150 organists from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia have provided the music for these events. Albums have been produced on this WurliTzer by Tom Grierson, Leonard Mac Clain, Don Scott, Allen Mills, Dennis James, Hector Olivera, Billy Nalle, Rob Calcaterra, Dick Leibert, Don Thompson, David Reese, Ty Woodward, Robert Wolfe, Lance Luce, Arnold Loxam, David Peckham and Jonathan Ortloff.
Our first CD on our 4/23 featuring Lance Luce (sold out) was released in late 2000. Our second CD, "Tom Grierson Plays Palace Favorites", was based on the 1963 stereo album which was recorded in Rochester's luxurious RKO Palace before the theater fell victim to urban renewal in 1965. Two CDs have been produced by Arnold Loxam for distribution primarily in the UK based on 2 of his live concerts in the Eisenhart Auditorium and in the Auditorium Center Theatre. The David Peckham CD, "No Remaining Seats", was recorded in the Auditorium while all the seats were removed prior to replacement of all new seats. Jonathan Ortloff's "Clang Clang Clang" CD is the latest release produced on the Auditorium Center Theatre RTOS WurliTzer 4/23.