ORGANIST CAMERON CARPENTER PERFORMS LIVE IMPROVISED ACCOMPANIMENT TO 1920 SILENT FILM THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI IN CELEBRATION OF HALLOWEEN ON OCTOBER 30 AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL2 October 2012
Carpenter will perform solo works for organ prior to the film
SAN FRANCISCO, October 2—Organist Cameron Carpenterwill perform live improvised organ accompaniment to a screening of the 1920 silent horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, at 7 pm on Tuesday, October 30 at Davies Symphony Hall in celebration of Halloween. Carpenter also performs and a mini-recital before the film begins and accompanies the short film Camera Man’s Revenge, a 1912 stop-motion film by Wladyslaw Starewicz about jealousy and infidelity among a love triangle of beetles. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a German Expressionist silent horror film directed by Robert Wiene from a screenplay by Hans Janowitz and Carl Mayer that is widely considered to have introduced the twist ending into the film lexicon.
Cameron Carpenterstudied composition and organ performance at the North Carolina School of the Arts and at Juilliard, where he received his Master of Music in 2006. Currently based in Berlin, Carpenter was the first organist ever nominated for a Grammy® award for a solo record. In 2012, Carpenter made his debut at the BBC Proms in a pair of Bach recitals, and was recently awarded the prestigious Leonard Bernstein Prize at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany. Last year he performed his improvised score to The Phantom of the Opera on the Davies Hall Ruffatti organ. He will return to Davies Symphony Hall later this season to perform in recital on Sunday, March 30.
HALLOWEEN MOVIE: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari Tuesday, October 30 at 7 pm
Davies Symphony Hall
Cameron Carpenter organ
Carpenter performs a mini-recital and performs live accompaniment to Camera Man’s Revenge (short) and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari on the Ruffatti organ.
TICKETS $20-$60. Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and at the Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San Francisco.
CD SIGNING: Cameron Carpenter will be signing his CDs in the Symphony Store following the performance.
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