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Friday, February 21, at 6:30 p.m.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame Silent Film Presentation with Live Action
Opening with a comedy short starring Buster Keaton, this unique concert moves on to the feature-length original 1923 silent film The Hunchback of Notre Dame, with live organ accompaniment improvised by the spectacular silent film artist Peter Krasinski of Boston. Krasinski, past Dean of the Boston chapter of The American Guild of Organists, is known internationally for his silent film accompaniments, and delighted Newport in 2017 with his playing of this film at St. John’s. We’re repeating it, given the immense outpouring of support and interest in Notre Dame cathedral following its roof fire in April 2019. As part of the film’s “soundtrack,” the Professional Choristers will sing pieces written by past musicians at Notre Dame inserted at appropriate scenes, and the church’s tower bells will be rung to dramatic effect. A Newport Winter Festival event. $10/$5 with Winter Festival bracelet. Proceeds benefit Hook & Hastings Organ Restoration.
Look for us on Classical 95.9 WCRI’s “Conducting Conversations” with Mike Maino on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, at 7 p.m.! And click on our audio spot at the top right of this page, “Hunchback,” above!