Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: Silent Film with Live Organ Accompaniment
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The last date listed for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde was Sunday October 23, 2011 / 7:00pm.
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A spine-tingling tale of alter egos becomes the center of Pacific Symphony’s evening of Halloween horror, when renowned organist Dennis James provides the soundtrack to the 1920 classic film, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, starring the legendary John Barrymore in the notorious title roles.
Performing on the 4,322 pipes of the magnificent William J. Gillespie Concert Organ, silent film scholar James brings a haunting and historically authentic silent film experience to the 21st century, using musical accompaniment to provide every sonic dimension to the screen. James opens the concert with Bach’s eerie Toccata in D minor followed by Charles Gounod’s “Funeral March of a Marionette,” the theme used in Alfred Hitchcock’s television series.
For more than 40 years, James has played a pivotal role in the international revival of silent films with live music. He began professional film accompaniment at Indiana University while he was a music student in the late 1960s and was appointed Hollywood’s International Ambassador of the Silent Film in 1998. James now tours under the auspices of the Silent Film Concerts production company, performing to silent films with solo organ, piano, and chamber ensemble accompaniments in addition to presentations with major symphony orchestras throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
James is renowned for providing the most comprehensive selection of authentic silent films with live music presentations available today, using his extensive personal scoring library—the largest such private collection in existence, with contributions from musicians, studios and libraries around the world. James also serves as house organist for the Historic Everett Theatre in Everett, Wash. and as theater organist for the San Diego Symphony.