Halloween is upon us this Wednesday and the Winspear centre and ESO are offering up what promises to be a spectacular and very fun night of classic horror. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a silent film classic from 1920 featuring ghoulishly stylized sets and acting meant to evoke the twisted psychology of the narrator. It is one of the earliest “horror” films and introduced many conventions of the genre that are still widely used today.
To add to the fun, organ virtuoso Cameron Carpenter will be accompanying the film with an original score played on the Winspear’s massive Davis concert organ. I have never had the chance to hear this instrument before and this is the part of the show that I am personally most looking forward too. Cameron is a grammy nominee known for bringing a level of personality and theatricality to his compositions and performances that goes far beyond his contemporaries. These traits combined with a busy touring schedule over the last several years have made him the most recognizable organist in the world today.
Tickets are available here and costumes are encouraged for this event! I for one cannot wait to walk into the Winspear center dressed as Cesare, the somnambulist from the film. I’ll be decked out in white face paint and skintight black clothing and sincerely hope I am not the only one to make the effort! See you there!
Where: Winspear Centre – 4 Sir Winston Churchill Square
When: Wednesday, October 31st, 9:30PM