FAMILY SILENT FILMS AT THE STONE CHURCH
Peter Krasinski returns to Gilbertville to accompany “Peter Pan” (1924)
International sonic artist Peter Krasinski will again improvise live accompaniment for a feature-length silent film, this time Peter Pan (1924 ), on the 1874 Johnson & Son tracker organ. Peter Krasinski’s performance – inspired by the historic venue, the 136-year-old instrument, and his increasingly loyal Gilbertville audience – will be completely improvised. Admission is $10; under 18 free. There will be a sumptuous reception, a popular FOSC tradition.
This is the third evening of feature-length silent films to be presented at the Stone Church. It is ideal for multi-generation, family audiences.
The Paramount Pictures film, directed by Herbert Brenon, is the first film adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s play, Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, first staged in 1904. The film stars Betty Bronson as Peter Pan; Ernest Torrence as Captain Hook (think Malificent with a moustache); Mary Bryant as winsome Wendy Darling; and ground-breaking Chinese actress Anna May Wong as Tiger Lily. Peter Krasinski will bring the moving images vibrantly to life with his live musical realization.
Peter Edwin Krasinski holds a dual Bachelor of Music in music education and organ performance and a Master of Sacred Music, both from Boston University. He is a widely sought, highly motivating consultant for the pipe organ community, and is a conductor, organist, and music educator whose imaginative and energetic performances elevate and inform audiences. Critics have hailed his silent film performances as “a great marriage of movie and music”.