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Silent Film Theatre: Nosferatu

Screening with Live Organ Accompaniment

2022-10-21 19:00:00 2022-10-21 20:30:00 America/Chicago Silent Film Theatre: Nosferatu Jay Warren, Chicago’s foremost photoplay organist, brings the color, excitement, and glamour of the silent film era back to life with his original scores for Nosferatu, a 1922 silent horror film. Wilmette Public Library - Auditorium

Friday, October 21
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Add to Calendar 2022-10-21 19:00:00 2022-10-21 20:30:00 America/Chicago Silent Film Theatre: Nosferatu Jay Warren, Chicago’s foremost photoplay organist, brings the color, excitement, and glamour of the silent film era back to life with his original scores for Nosferatu, a 1922 silent horror film. Wilmette Public Library - Auditorium

Jay Warren, Chicago’s foremost photoplay organist, brings the color, excitement, and glamour of the silent film era back to life with his original scores for Nosferatu, a 1922 silent horror film.

During the silent movie era, organists performed while the movies played to make a more exciting experience for the audience. Jay’s accompaniment for Nosferatu is historically-correct – very much like audiences of the 1920s would experience.

An important but often overlooked part of silent film history is the uniquely American phenomenon known as the theater organ. Tonally superior to the piano, and more spontaneous than an orchestra, these instruments were installed throughout theaters across the nation by the thousands during the hey-day of silent pictures. Able to produce the sounds of an orchestra, complete with tuned percussion instruments and sound effects - they became the workhorse of silent picture music –‘the voice of the silent screen.’ Enjoy the same thrilling sound of the pipe organ from Hollywood’s golden age with organist Jay Warren’s digital theater organ - sampled note-by-note from a real-live Wurlitzer pipe organ!

Jay Warren, Chicago's foremost photoplay organist, brings all the color, excitement, and glamour of the silent film era back to life with his original scores for the silver screen.  As a regularly featured photoplay organist for the Silent Film Society of Chicago, he has accompanied most of the great silent films throughout his forty year career in his famous rousing style.  He has been featured annually for the society's highly regarded Silent Summer Film Festival since its inception in 2000.  Jay has appeared 14 times playing the huge E.M. Skinner pipe organ for silent films at the University of Chicago's famed Rockefeller Memorial Chapel.  He also performs film accompaniment on the beautiful Letourneau pipe organ in the Crimi Auditorium of Aurora University.  Jay has also made several silent film photoplay appearances on the incredible 5 manual Wurlitzer located at the Sanfilippo Foundation's Place de la Musique in Barrington, Illinois.

 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Presentation | Film |

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