Looking for a classy way to spend Halloween? Maybe you've visited the world's largest Halloween carnival in West Hollywood a few too many times and you long for a more exotic, cerebral experience.
Every year, the LA Philharmonic presents a classic horror film at Disney Concert Hall, accompanied by the astounding pipe organ. This year, the organist virtuoso is Clark Wilson, and the film is the German expressionist classic, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari.
Mr. Wilson will improvise an appropriately atmospheric sound track on Walt Disney Concert Hall’s magnificent pipe organ for this groundbreaking 1920 silent film, one of the earliest, most influential and artistically acclaimed films in the German expressionist genre, directed by Robert Wiene.
The sets and art direction for The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari were highly influential in the later American horror film classics like Frankenstein and Dracula, partially because many German designers and directors fled Nazi Germany and came to Hollywood in the 1930s and 40s when these horror classics were being made.
Experience the origins of horror cinema in the dramatic architecture and perfect acoustics of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, accompanied by one of the finest new concert organs in the world. How classy can abject terror get?