october, 2021

27oct7:30 pm9:30 pmBarhydt Organ Series: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Sondheim Center for the Performing Arts, 200 North Main Street

Event Details

Barhydt Organ Series: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde with live accompaniment by Jay Warren

Oct 27 | 7:30 PM

Sondheim Center

Get your shriek on with this 1920’s style Halloween party! Take a trip back in time and witness John Barrymore’s legendary genius for horror with Paramount Pictures’ 1920 film, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde—the way audiences would have experienced it when it screened for the very first time. Jay Warren provides the original vintage organ accompaniment to this silent thriller so you’ll feel chills in your spine with every bump in the night.

Come out bedecked in your best 1920’s style! We’ll be awarding prizes for the best dressed, so ghoul up your Gatsby glitz and join us for this gruesomely glam film screening.

About the Artist:

One of America’s foremost photoplay organists, Jay Warren brings all the color, excitement, and glamour of the silent film era back to life with his original scores for the silver screen. As a regularly featured photoplay organist for the Silent Film Society of Chicago, he has accompanied most of the great silent films throughout his forty year career in his famous rousing style. He has been featured annually for the society’s highly regarded Silent Summer Film Festival since its inception in 2000. Jay has appeared 14 times playing the huge E.M. Skinner pipe organ for silent films at the University of Chicago’s famed Rockefeller Memorial Chapel. He also performs film accompaniment on the beautiful Letourneau pipe organ in the Crimi Auditorium of Aurora University. Jay has also made several silent film photoplay appearances on the incredible 5 manual Wurlitzer located at the Sanfilippo Foundation’s Place de la Musique.

Admission to the Barhydt Organ Series is by freewill donation. Your support is deeply appreciated.