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Organ Recital Series: Peter Richard Conte—Accompanying the Silent Film 'The Phantom of the Opera'

Organ Recital Series
Sunday, October 01, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Peter Richard Conte, Wanamaker Grand Court Organist, Macy’s Center City in Philadelphia
Organ Recital Series

Watch a classic horror film in the darkened Duke Chapel with a live, improvised soundtrack. Organist Peter Richard Conte will accompany the silent film "The Phantom of the Opera" (1925) at this special concert in our Organ Recital Series.

Conte, one the most admired "orchestral" organists of this era, has presided over the world's largest fully functioning musical instrument at Macy's Center City in Philadelphia since 1989. According to a review in The American Organist, "Conte's brilliance in registration is incredible, his playing credibly, refreshingly excellent. Fabulous." He is highly regarded as a skillful performer of the standard organ repertoire, arranger of orchestral and popular transcriptions, and silent film accompanist.

There is no charge for admission. Paid parking is available on a first-come-first-served basis in the Bryan Center Garage at 125 Science Drive. ADA parking is available in the surface lot at the same address.