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Bach to Broadway 2023
October 7, 7:30 pm
Christ Episcopal Church, Poughkeepsie
Experience the ultimate musical showdown at 'Bach To Broadway' hosted by the New York Theatre Organ Society (NYTOS) in collaboration with the Central Hudson Valley chapter of the American Guild of Organists (CHVAGO) and Christ Church. Join us for an electrifying organ duel featuring the remarkable talents of organists Nathan Avakian and James Fitzwilliam. These virtuosos will take the stage, showcasing their skills on the magnificent NYTOS Touring Theatre Organ and the Gress-Miles Pipe Organ.
Prepare to be mesmerized as they breathe new life into timeless classics and surprise you with fresh material for 2023. This unforgettable evening of music and mastery is a one-of-a-kind event you won't want to miss.
October 27, 7:30 pm
In this timeless masterpiece of cinematic history, 'Metropolis' takes you on a journey to a futuristic dystopian world where the lines between technology, society, and humanity blur. Directed by Fritz Lang and released in 1927, this silent film remains a visual marvel with its groundbreaking special effects, captivating storytelling, and social commentary that continues to resonate today.
As you immerse yourself in this classic gem, Peter Krasinski's mesmerizing live organ score on the NYTOS Touring Theatre Organ will transport you deeper into the film's gripping narrative, enhancing every emotion and suspenseful moment. Don't miss this unique opportunity to witness 'Metropolis' as it was meant to be seen, in all its silent film glory, at the UPAC theatre with Peter Krasinski's extraordinary musical accompaniment. It's an unforgettable cinematic experience that bridges the past and the present."
Phantom of the Opera
October 28, 3 pm
Lafayette Theater, Suffern
Prepare to be transported to the hauntingly beautiful world of the classic silent film 'Phantom of the Opera' at the Lafayette Theatre, where the talented Dave Kopp will accompany this cinematic masterpiece on the 2/11 Wurlitzer Theatre Organ with his enchanting live musical performance. Released in 1925 and directed by Rupert Julian, this timeless tale of love and mystery unfolds beneath the Paris Opera House, where the enigmatic Phantom lurks in the shadows. As you become captivated by the film's iconic scenes, Dave Kopp's score will add a layer of emotion and suspense that intensifies the story's impact. Join us for an unforgettable evening that combines the allure of silent cinema with the magic of live music at the Lafayette Theatre.
October 28, 7:30 pm
Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie
Step into the chilling world of silent horror as we present the legendary film 'Nosferatu' at the historic Bardavon Opera House, brought to life by the hauntingly beautiful musical accompaniment of Juan Cardona Jr. on the 2/10 Wurtlizer Theatre Organ. Directed by F.W. Murnau and released in 1922, 'Nosferatu' is an iconic vampire tale that has enthralled audiences for generations. The eerie atmosphere, iconic imagery, and Max Schreck's unforgettable portrayal of Count Orlok will send shivers down your spine. As you watch this cinematic masterpiece, Juan Cardona Jr.'s live musical score will add an extra layer of dread and fascination to this classic tale of the undead. Join us for a night of cinematic magic that combines the artistry of silent film with the evocative power of live music at the Bardavon Opera House.
A New York Theatre Organ Society Salute to Our Veterans
November 10 7:30 pm
Bardavon Opera House, Poughkeepsie
Join us for a special evening of cinematic history and tribute to our veterans as we present the silent film masterpiece 'Wings' at the Bardavon Opera House, accompanied by the remarkable talents of John Baratta on the 2/10 Wurlitzer. Released in 1927 and directed by William A. Wellman, 'Wings' is a soaring epic that takes us back to the skies of World War I, capturing the courage and camaraderie of fighter pilots. As we honor our veterans, this screening becomes even more poignant. John Baratta's live organ accompaniment will enhance every thrilling aerial battle and poignant moment, making this an unforgettable cinematic experience that pays tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of our servicemen and women.
Presented by the New York Theatre Organ Society, and sponsored by the MHA Dutchess Veterans Program with additional support from Vincitore's Hudson Valley Piano Center, and the Central Hudson Valley American Guild of Organists.
Deck the Mall
December 17-24 11am - 8pm
Galleria Mall, Poughkeepsie
Back by popular demand, NYTOS and the Touring Theatre Organ will fill the mall with music this holiday season. Stay tuned for the official artist lineup!