Silent Horror Film Phantom of the Opera with Live Accompaniment by Peter Krasinski at Hammond Castle Museum
October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmTickets Starting at: $20
Join us in the Great Hall as internationally acclaimed, silent film live accompanist, Peter Krasinski returns to accompany the classic, silent horror film Phantom of the Opera on Hammond’s original 1920s Chickering & Son’s piano. General admission is $20. Concessions will be available for purchase. This program is generously sponsored by Institution for Savings.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925):
Horror icon Lon Chaney, known as “The Man of 1,000 Faces,” plays the frightful titular character in this spectacular (but legendarily troubled) production adapting Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel about a deformed organist who lurks about the Paris Opera House, smitten by a beautiful singer (Mary Philbin). While the film is in black-and-white, various scenes are tinted to convey various moods, and the haunting “Bal Masqué” scene was highlighted by using an early 2-strip Technicolor process.
About Peter Krasinski:
Hammond Castle Museum is delighted to welcome Peter Krasinski back to the Great Hall. Mr. Krasinski is broadly recognized as a motivating consultant for the pipe organ community, and as a conductor, organist and music educator, whose imaginative and energetic performances elevate and inform audiences. Along with regular concert appearances he specializes in live improvised silent film accompaniment, worldwide. He has premiered the art in major venues in North America, Europe and Asia. He is the recipient of a number of prizes including the First Prize in Improvisation from the American Guild of Organists National Competition. House Organist of the Providence Performing Arts Center, Mr. Krasinski was past Dean of the Boston Chapter AGO. He is Organist at First Church of Christ, Scientist in Providence RI, accompanist at Beth El Temple Center in Belmont, MA and recently presented Master Classes at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland. He holds both a Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education and Organ Performance, and the Master of Sacred Music Degree from Boston University. More information on Mr. Krasinski can be found here.
All proceeds from this program will support the restoration and preservation of the 13th century, French cloister archways which are located at the front of the museum.