Born in Washington, DC, Brubacher has been the staff organist at the AFI Theatre in the Kennedy Center since it opened in 1973. He is also the silent film accompanist for the National Gallery of Art, the Mary Pickford Theatre (Library of Congress), the Weinberg Center for the Arts, the Harris Theatre (George Mason University), the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop and Slayton House.
Mr. Brubacher performs on a Wurlitzer Style H with two manuals and 12 ranks (two additional non-Wurlitzer strings were added to the 10 rank H specification) plus a Deagan Vibraharp. Originally installed in Loews Colonial Theatre, Reading, Pennsylvania, it has resided in its current Silver Spring, Maryland home for thirty years.
Ray Brubacher, organist extraordinaire passed away on Thursday, Feb 27, 2014. A "Matinee with Ray," a Celebration of the Life and Music of Ray Brubacher will be held on Sunday, April 6 at 3:00PM at the Weinberg Center for Performing Arts, Frederick, MD. More details to follow.
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