Silents are Golden

SILENTS ARE GOLDEN

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Peter Krasinski returns to the Stone Church to accompany “Peter Pan” (1924)

Friends of the Stone Church presents international sonic artist Peter Krasinski performing his original accompaniment to the feature-length 1924 silent film Peter Pan in an online concert, free to worldwide audiences.

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Peter KrasinskiIn this production, Mr. Krasinski brings the classic movie vibrantly to life with his original music, performed on the 1874 Johnson & Son tracker organ in the Gilbertville Stone Church. The program is FOSC’s third presentation of Mr. Krasinski accompanying silent films, and is ideal for multi-generational family audiences.

Herbert Brenon directed this first film adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s 1904 play Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up. Betty Bronson stars as Peter Pan; Ernest Torrence as Captain Hook (think Malificent with a moustache); Mary Bryant as winsome Wendy Darling; and Anna May Wong as Tiger Lily.

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 broadly recognized as a motivating consultant for the pipe organ community, and as a conductor, organist and music educator whose imaginative and energetic performances elevate and inform audiences. Along with regular concert appearances, he specializes in live improvised silent film accompaniment, and has premiered the art in major venues worldwide. He is the recipient of the First Prize in Improvisation from the American Guild of Organists National Competition. Critics have hailed his silent film performances as “a great marriage of movie and music.”

The following funders made this program possible

Business sponsor Country Bank is proud to support the Friends of the Stone Church, Inc. ‘We hope you enjoy the show.’

Grants from the Local Cultural Councils of Barre, Hardwick-New Braintree, and Oakham. Local Cultural Councils are local agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.

The Mass Cultural Council, from its Cultural Investment Portfolio – Projects Grants program. Projects grants provide access, excellence, diversity and education in the arts, humanities and sciences. The goal of the Mass Cultural Council is to improve the quality of life for all Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of its communities.

FOSC Donors. Donations to help preserve the Stone Church and support its programs are gratefully accepted by check to FOSC, PO Box 347, Gilbertville, MA 01031, or through FriendsoftheStoneChurch.org/donate/.

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