On Sunday, May 14, 2017, 3 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, premier concert organist and master improvisor DAVID BRIGGS will provide live accompaniment on the Forbes Pipe Organ as the classic John Barrymore Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde silent film is projected on the Harman Hall screen.
“One of the most important British artists to excel in the art of providing improvised music to accompany a film.” – ArtsBeat
Briggs is an internationally renowned organist whose performances are acclaimed for their musicality, virtuosity, and ability to excite and engage audiences of all ages. Fans may remember Brigg’s outstanding 2010 pipe organ recital at the PAC. With an extensive repertoire spanning five centuries, he is known across the globe for his brilliant organ transcriptions of symphonic music by composers such as Mahler, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Elgar, Bruckner, Ravel, and Bach.
Fascinated by the art of improvisation since a child, he also frequently performs improvisations to a variety of silent films, including Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre-Dame, Nosferatu, Jeanne d’Arc, Metropolis, as well as several Charlie Chaplin films.
Student and adult tickets for the performance are $24 & $30, respectively, and may be purchased in advance at the Cal Poly Ticket Office, Monday – Saturday, noon to 6 p.m., located on Grand Avenue on the Cal Poly campus; by phone at 805/756-4849; online at www.calpolyarts.org.
Sponsored by Bert & Candace Forbes, George & Jane Roach, New Times
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