20 Mar Silent film: ‘The General’ with live organ improvisation
Wednesday 11 July 2018, 9.00pm
St John’s College Chapel
By kind permission of the Master and Fellows of St John’s College
The General (1926)
Featuring Buster Keaton, Marion Mack, Glen Cavender
With improvised organ accompaniment by Richard Hills
Set in the American Civil War, Buster Keaton’s comedy classic is celebrated for its hair-raising action as a Southern railway engineer pursues his locomotive and his girl across the prairies.
Breathtaking stunts and Keaton’s characteristic dead-pan expression will have you hanging on to your hats and rolling in the aisles by turns – all brought to life by real-time organ music improvised with brilliant virtuosity by acclaimed organist Richard Hills. One of the very few musicians to have truly bridged the divide between the classical and theatre organs, his skill in improvising live to the great silent movies of the past is awe inspiring.
“Richard Hills thrilled with his phenomenal keyboard dexterity.” Classicalsource.com
Tickets: £20 unreserved (students and unwaged £11
Prices include box office booking fee
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