Music of the Bach Sons Accompanies a 1921 Silent Film

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The Cornell University Music Department and Cornell Cinema presents the 1921 silent film of Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’, with the title role played by then-superstar Asta Neilsen. Organist Dennis James joins us to talk about how he created the score out of music by three of Johann Sebastian Bach’s sons, Carl Phillip Emanuel, Johann Christian, and Wilhelm Friedemann. http://wskg.org/audio/hamletjames.mp3

 

Photo credit: Danish Film Institute via Flickr

 

 

'Peter Pan' Flies into the Forum

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The Binghamton Theatre Organ Society presents the 1924 silent film ‘Peter Pan’ with organ accompaniment by Jim Ford.  He joins us to talk about the film which at that time had ground-breaking special effects and input from James Barrie himself. Jim Ford provides the musical special effects. http://wskg.org/audio/peterpan.mp3

 

Photo credit: BTOS

Nancy Wildoner Plays 'Pop Pipes — Chart-toppers'

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The Binghamton Theatre Organ Society presents organist Nancy Wildoner in the latest episode of her ‘Pop Pipes’ series: ‘Chart-toppers’.  With the help of Magic 101.7 FM dj Tejay Schwartz, Nancy presents a retrospective of Top Ten hits from the 1950’s to today.  Nancy talks about the two sides of her career as both a classical organist and a theatre organist, and the fun of preparing a program of inter-generational hits. http://wskg.org/audio/wildoner.mp3

 

Photo credit: William Wandling via Binghamton Theatre Organ Society

Theatre Organist Jim Ford Accompanies ‘The Phantom of the Opera’

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The Binghamton Theatre Organ Society presents a reconstructed version of the 1929 silent film ‘The Phantom of the Opera’.  Different versions were made in the 1920s and subsequently were lost or destroyed.  This “new” version has been assembled into the the version that audiences would have flocked to in 1929. Organist Jim Ford accompanies the film with his own improvisations. http://wskg.org/audio/1021BTOS.mp3

 

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Theatre Organist Jim Ford Accompanies 'The Phantom of the Opera'

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The Binghamton Theatre Organ Society presents a reconstructed version of the 1929 silent film ‘The Phantom of the Opera’.  Different versions were made in the 1920s and subsequently were lost or destroyed.  This “new” version has been assembled into the the version that audiences would have flocked to in 1929. Organist Jim Ford accompanies the film with his own improvisations. http://wskg.org/audio/1021BTOS.mp3

 

Photo credit: kndynt2009 via Flickr

The Binghamton Theatre Organ Society presents Scott Harrison with "Swingin' in Spring"

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The Binghamton Theatre Organ Society presents Australian theatre organist Scott Harrison performing “Swingin’ in Spring” on Saturday, May 17 at 7:30pm in the Forum on Washington St. in downtown Binghamton.  He is joined with a Dixieland Jazz Band with Rob Weinberger, Arslan Kachadourian, Ryan Zawel, Chris Mann, and Michael Wellen. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1039756.mp3

 

Photograph Courtesy Scott Harrison

Theatre organist Gene Roberson performs at the Forum

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The Binghamton Theatre Organ Society welcomes theatre organist Gene Roberson speaks with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about Anything (Organ-ical) Goes! at the Forum in downtown Binghamton.  Johnson City High School’s Sophisticats are the special guests. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wskg/local-wskg-1036229.mp3

 

Photograph courtesy Binghamton Theatre Organ Society.

Theatre organist Nathan Avakian performs with the Binghamton High School Steel Drum Band

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Theatre organist Nathan Avakian and Joel Smales, conductor of the Binghamton High School Steel Drum Band speak with WSKG’s Bill Snyder about Out of the Box 2, coming to the Forum in Binghamton.  The Binghamton Theatre Organ Society brings together this unexpected collaboration. http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/national/local-national-1034898.mp3

 

Photograph Courtesy Binghamton Theatre Organ Society