What an awesome time you had! Bravo!
Yes people, I went to Hector Olivera's concert on Oct. 10, 2009 in Prescott, AZ.
IT. WAS. AMAZING.
And yes, my father DID email him on the email on his site and told his manager that they were coming, and the reply was that he would love to meet me, and take pics with him and I!!!!! OMGGGGG!!!! I was sooo excited!! When we arrived at the concert, we got to go backstage with him and meet him and talk to him! He's is a guy so full of life!! He shouts when he talks, he's VERY enthusiastic, and most of all, passionate about his music. When the concert ended, we met him again backstage and said that I could have a picture with him on his organ console! (It was his own organ, not a pipe organ) My sister took so many pic shots (10 to be exact) of everything that was going on, then about 3 of him and I. Don't forget his stuffed animal frog-friend Harry! He was included in the pic too. I also got to hold him! He was so cute! Anyway, after the concert we went outside and bought CDs, which he got to sign (as well as a souvenir organ shirt from California, and a special paper [which he did include his personal email!!]) to put in my scrapbook. Then we took one last picture with him.
Goodness it was the best night of my life so far!!!
And btw, here's a few pictures:
(Him and I)
PS: If you don't know who he is, you better check him out now!!!! www.hectorolivera.com
What an awesome time you had! Bravo!
Thanks! Yeah, it was AMAZING.
Congratulations! You have met one of the "super stars" of the organ world!
After Hector finished playing "The Trolly Song" on the Atlanta Fox Theatre Organ, I kept thinking the organ was going to gasp at any moment from sheer exhaustion.
Wishing you well!
Yes, thank you!
Yeah, how he plays the organ is like not giving it break, and he just keeps on going xD
A superstar indeed. I've known him for 30 years now and he was just as OMG back then! The hair may have gone grey but heck, mine's gone grey and it's fallen out too.
Anyone who speaks to him, just as if he remembers "Meeester Geeelbert" (say it in his Argentinian accent for maximum effect!) He calls (shouts!) me that every time he sees me - a private joke.
Anyone who hasn't seen him, you really should try.
ditto post....what a true musician, entertainer, showman, artist. I heard him play at a church in NYC a few years back for a Virgil Fox remembrance concert series...... he played on a customized Rodgers 4 manual digital touring organ as well as on his digital Roland Atlier (?)organ and it was truely beautiful music.
Andy-- hehe! Yeah, when I met him, he shouted "HI! HI! HI!" About a million times before I even introduced myself properly(my father spoke to him briefly via email before we went. That was actually the key to meeting him. So he knew about me). He's such a man full of life! I guess I made a good impression on him, because hie manager, Mr. White, said that he has never invited anyone backstage before, or even to get a picture on his organ.
The organ at the concert that he played was the Roland Atlier. That thing can make sooo many different sounds!! I love his orchestra arrangements he creates on there....[Y]
I bet he's made a big difference to whatever you go and do over the following decades!
One day it'll be your turn too, to make a difference to at least one young person... and you might even only be famous in the eyes of that person!
It works at all levels of life.
Encouraging the next generation is vital to the future. Through it you'll keep your kind of music alive and also see it developing towards new kinds of exciting musical frontiers.
1959 C3 and PR40
1967ish Leslie 122
1975 T500 (modded..chopped, and reassembled!)
DIY 760 FrankenLeslie/rat hideout
1992 Korg 01W/fd
1992 G&L S-500 geetar
1990 Jansen GMF150 amp.
Yamaha electric Harmonium (early 80's?)
Rhodes MkII stage piano - borrowed (Now returned. Now I'm sad.)
And I touched a 1958 M3 once.
One of my mentors gave me the same advice as Brendon's just given you. Like many teachers, I've had the privilege of setting people off on a musical course through life that maybe wouldn't have come about, but for my teaching. Nice warm glow inside when that happens. One sent me a thankyou card that said this on the front. A variation on 2+2=4.
Is 2 Touch Lives
So yes, it will be your turn some day. In the meantime, if you like the sound of the Atelier organ, you might like to have a listen to these three orchestral tracks I recorded on AT90SL and AT900.
Out of Africa - http://www.box.net/shared/o1gyp9n93l
It was a Very good Year - http://www.box.net/shared/sgdzefra0q
Charmaine - http://www.box.net/shared/uirze3mffu