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