Local on famed organ

PLAYING: Born and raised in Victor Harbor, Mathew Loeser is a keyboardist and vocalist who breathes new life into the music of yesteryear. He is performing in Adelaide.
PLAYING: Born and raised in Victor Harbor, Mathew Loeser is a keyboardist and vocalist who breathes new life into the music of yesteryear. He is performing in Adelaide.

The Theatre Organ Society of Australia (TOSA) and the Capri Theatre are set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of entertainer Mathew Loeser by bringing him back to where it all began on September 15.

Born and raised in Victor Harbor, multi-award winning Loeser is a celebrated keyboardist and vocalist who breathes new life into the music of yesteryear.

In 2001, Loeser was given the title of Junior World Champion Theatre Organist by the American Theatre Organ Society. He has performed on P&O cruise lines in the UK and has spent the past 14 years in Sydney.

Now back in Adelaide, TOSA is putting on a concert on the Capri's famed Wurlitzer Organ, the second-largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

"I'm so excited to be back at the Capri. This is where my career was launched so it's fitting to return home to celebrate my life as an entertainer with the music I've always loved," Mathew said.

The show will feature Loeser on organ, piano and vocals performing a variety of music from Noel Coward and the Great American Songbook, through to tunes from The Carpenters and movie classics.

"It's going to be a fun show with a little bit of something for everyone," he said.

The concert at Capri Theatre runs from 2pm to 4.30pm on Sunday, September 15.

Tickets range from $15 to $25 and are available from the Capri Theatre website or on 8272 1177, or at the door if not sold out.

Aboriginal art exhibition at McLaren Vale

An Aboriginal art exhibition will open at Red Poles at McLaren Vale, on Saturday, September 14, with an artist talk and refreshments from 3pm.

"Ngarrindjeri Ruwe, Our Lands and Waters" was created by contemporary artists Cedric Varcoe and Amanda Westley.

Mr Varcoe has painted the creation stories of the Ngarrindjeri lands and waters, spanning across the lower River Murray, to the Coorong and Kangaroo Island.

Ms Westley is a dot work painter from one of the oldest Aboriginal families on the south coast of South Australia.

The exhibition will run until December 1.

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