Category Archives: Concerts

50th Anniversary Dinner & Concert

The Pittsburgh Area Theatre Organ Society’s 50th Anniversary Gala originally scheduled for April 25, 2020 has been postponed.

We are working to reschedule the event for the spring of 2023 and will update this page with more information (including a new date) when we have it.

The Pittsburgh Area Theatre Organ Society (PATOS) will mark its 50th Anniversary with a special gala occasion featuring the PATOS Mighty Wurlitzer at Keystone Oaks Auditorium in Dormont. This momentous event will include pre-dinner entertainment, followed by a catered dinner, and then a full concert.

“Not many arts organizations survive long enough to celebrate 50 years!” says Dale Abraham, president of the Pittsburgh Area Theatre Organ Society. “We have had the pleasure of maintaining and presenting theatre organ in Pittsburgh for the past 50 years, and we aim to keep the instrument and its unique music alive for decades to come.”

There’s more! Historical photographs and other memorabilia celebrating the evolution of PATOS will be on display in the auditorium lobby. Also expect a door prize or two!

“A fiftieth birthday only comes around once, so we are going to do it up big,” says Dale Abraham.

Clark Wilson – August 20, 2022

Clark Wilson at organ console

Theatre Organ Is Back!  The Pittsburgh Area Theatre Organ Society (PATOS) returns after nearly 3 years to present Clark Wilson at the Keystone Oaks Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 7:30PM. Clark will bring our theatre organ back to life with lively concert selections, plus expert accompaniment to Buster Keaton’s 1924 silent film Sherlock, Jr.

Tickets are $15 for adults. Children and students admitted free. Purchase tickets online:

Clark is a world-renowned organist and an audience favorite who has graced our stage many times before. He is the house organist at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus and was recently a featured artist at the ATOS Annual Convention in July 2022.

This will be an exciting night! Come celebrate the re-boot of the PATOS mission: preserving the art of theatre organ in Pittsburgh.   

The concert will be held in the main auditorium of Keystone Oaks High School, 1000 Kelton Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15216. Free parking off McNeilly Rd. Masking optional.