JANUARY 12, 2016
Come experience classic #silentfilm in a new way with live organ performance alongside sci-fi drama #Metropolis. Tix available at kimmelcenter.org
KIMMEL CENTER PRESENTS FRITZ LANG’S SILENT FILM
METROPOLIS WITH LIVE ORGAN AT VERZION HALL
FEBRUARY 27, 2016
Audience Invited Onstage After the Movie To Feel the Organ’s
Powerful Vibrations Through the Floor for the
Kimmel Center’s Signature Organ Pumps
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Philadelphia, January 12, 2016) –– The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts presents Fritz Lang’s 1927 classic silent film, Metropolis, accompanied by Peter Richard Conte on the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ at Verizon Hall on Saturday, February 27 at 8:00 p.m. Known as one of the biggest film events of the 20th century, this classic film set the tone for all science fiction and fantasy films that followed. After the performance, audience members are invited onstage to experience Organ Pumps, a chance to feel the organ’s powerful vibrations through the wood floor and the entire hall.
“Metropolis is a stunning film that resonates in the hearts and minds of all who experience it,” said Anne Ewers, President & CEO of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. “Accompanied by the largest mechanical pipe organ in any North American concert hall, our Kimmel Center audiences will experience film in a multi-dimensional way, exploring this cinematic masterpiece on a whole new level.”
Fritz Lang’s 1927 German masterpiece Metropolis depicts a highly stylized, futuristic city where a beautiful and cultured utopia exists above a bleak underworld populated by mistreated workers. Following the film’s premiere in Berlin in 1927, Metropolis was partially cut and rewritten for the U.S. release. Over the next 80 years the film has been released multiple times in varying formats including a colorized version, shortened version, and study version consisting of notes replacing missing footage.
METROPOLIS: SILENT FILM WITH ORGAN
Featuring Organist Peter Richard Conte
Saturday, February 28, 2016, 8:00 p.m.
Tickets are available to the public now and are $15. Tickets can be purchased by calling (215) 893-1999, visiting www.kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center Box Office. Group sales are available for groups of 10 or more and can be purchased by calling (215) 790-5883.
This program is made possible through a donation by the Fred J. Cooper Restoration Fund as recommended by Frederick R. Haas and Daniel K. Meyer.
Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Located in the heart of Center City, Philadelphia, The Kimmel Center’s mission is to operate a world-class performing arts center that engages and serves a broad audience through diverse programming, arts education, and community outreach. The Kimmel Center campus is comprised of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts (Verizon Hall, Perelman Theater, SEI Innovation Studio, and the Merck Arts Education Center), the Academy of Music (owned by the Philadelphia Orchestra Association), and the University of the Arts Merriam Theater. TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank, is the season sponsor of The Kimmel Center’s 2015-2016 Season. American Airlines is the official airline of Broadway Philadelphia. For additional information, visit kimmelcenter.org.
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