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October 28 Halloween Program Features Nosferatu Screening at Kimmel Center with Accompaniment by Verizon Hall’s Pipe Organ

October 20, 2016

Weekend also includes Halloween Family Concert; Costumes Encouraged 


(Philadelphia, October 20, 2016)—A frightfully good time is in store for audience members on Friday, October 28, at 9:30 PM at the Kimmel Center when The Philadelphia Orchestra screens Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror, accompanied by Peter Richard Conte on the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ.

Deemed one of the greatest horror movies of all time, Nosferatu is a terrifying classic silent film from 1922 that set the standard for modern-day vampire myths. Conte, performing on Verizon Hall’s Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ, America’s largest mechanical action concert hall organ, will bring to life the creepy spine-tingling tale of Orlok, a count from Transylvania who is believed to be a blood-sucking vampire. Don’t miss the chance to see, hear, and feel the haunting film that inspired dozens of Dracula stories.

After the film, audience members are invited to step onto the Verizon Hall stage for a body and stage-shaking demonstration of the awesome power of the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ as Conte plays some of the lowest sounds on the organ. Audience members who wish to participate are asked to bring a towel or blanket to lie on.

The Philadelphia Orchestra does not perform on the concert.

The Orchestra also has a Halloween treat for families on Saturday, October 29, with a concert that features two magicians and selections from John Williams’s score to Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

Children (and parents) are encouraged to come in costume to the Halloween Treats Family Concert, which begins at 11:30 AM. The Orchestra explores the spooky and the silly in this orchestral adventure, an annual audience favorite. And you might just see your favorite Orchestra musician in a costume, too.

The Halloween Organ Extravaganza is made possible in part by the Wyncote Foundation.

The Family Concerts are funded in part by the Zisman Family Foundation.

Tickets for the Halloween Organ Extravaganza are $30 and can be purchased on the Orchestra's website.

Tickets for the Halloween Treats Family Concert start at $18 and can be purchased on the Orchestra's website.

Halloween Organ Extravaganza

 

October 28 at 9:30 PM – Friday night — Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

    Frederick Haas Host

    Peter Richard Conte Organ

   Nosferatu, with improvised organ accompaniment

 

Halloween Treats Family Concert

October 29 11:30 AM – Saturday morning — Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

    Aram Demirjian Conductor

    Alexander Boyce Magician

    Marc DeSouza Magician

   Williams                               "Hedwig's Theme," from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

   Elgar                                     Overture from The Wand of Youth, Suite No. 1

   Grieg                                     Prelude from "Holberg" Suite

   Gauger                                  First movement from Gainsborough, for five percussion players

   Williams                                "Nimbus 2000," from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

   Williams                                "Quidditch," from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

   Kabalevsky                           Galop, from The Comedians

   Liadov                                  Baba-Yaga

   Khachaturian                       Waltz, from Suite from Masquerade

   Grieg                                    "In the Hall of the Mountain King," from Peer Gynt, Suite No. 1

   Williams                               "Harry's Wondrous World," from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

 

CONTACT:

Jay Nachman

phone: 215.893.3136

e-mail: jnachman@philorch.org

Patricia O’Kelly

phone: 202.999.9806

e-mail: pokelly@philorch.org

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