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ANNUAL HALLOWEEN CONCERT AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL FEATURES 1927 CHILLER, THE CAT AND THE CANARY, WITH LIVE ACCOMPANIMENT BY ORGANIST CLARK WILSON
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 8:00 PM
WHAT: The annual Halloween haunt at Walt Disney Concert Hall features the chilling film, The Cat and the Canary, starring Laura La Plante. The projection of the 1920s silent movie will be accompanied by a live soundtrack performed by organist Clark Wilson on Halloween, Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 8:00 PM.
The Cat and the Canary revolves around Cyrus West's relatives, who are waiting for the rich patriarch’s last will and testament to be read, 20 years after his death. On the appointed day, his expectant heirs arrive at his mansion. Annabelle West (Laura La Plante), inherits everything, but only if she is deemed sane. If she isn't, the estate goes to Annabelle’s successor, whose name is in a sealed envelope. Before the identity of her successor is revealed, the lawyer disappears - the first in a series of mysterious events which raise questions about Annabelle’s sanity and the safety of West’s relatives.
Accompanying the 1927 silent film is organist Clark Wilson, who returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall for the ninth straight year. Wilson is one of the most prominent and recognized scorers of silent photoplays in America today. He works exclusively with the organ in developing accurate and historic musical accompaniments as they were performed in major picture palaces during the heyday of the silent film. Wilson’s organ theatrics give a pulse to these silent films, intensifying the suspenseful and chilling twists. Based in Ohio, Wilson is an acclaimed organ technician and consultant. He has earned both the ATOS Organist of the Year award and the ATOS Technician of Merit award - the only person to receive both distinctions.
An Upbeat Live pre-concert event will take place in BP Hall at 7:00 PM and is free of charge to all ticket holders. Alan Chapman, KUSC-FM radio host, composer-lyricist and pianist, hosts.
For more information and complete artist biography, please visit: www.laphil.com
WHEN: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 8:00 PM
WHERE: WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
ORGAN RECITAL SERIES AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL:
The WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL ORGAN was inaugurated in 2004 at the opening of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s second season in the new Hall. Designed by Frank Gehry and Manuel Rosales of Rosales Organ Builders, the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ contains pipes ranging in size from a pencil to a telephone pole, and is voiced with a wide dynamic range from pianississimo to a breathtaking fortissimo. The specially curved wood façade pipes were made by Glatter-Götz Orgelbau of solid, vertical grain Douglas fir and consist of the Violone and Bassoon basses. Behind the facade are three levels of pipes, including metal pipes made of tin and lead alloys and wood pipes made of Norwegian pine.
The complete Organ Recital Series for 2012/13 is as follows:
v Janette Fishell (Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 7:30 PM)
v Nathan Laube (Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 7:30 PM)
v James O’Donnell (Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 7:30 PM)
v Cameron Carpenter (Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 7:30 PM)
TICKETS: Tickets are now on sale at LAPhil.com, the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. Tickets can also be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.