See one of cinema’s most iconic films with a first-time soundtrack at this intimate concert in NYC’s 200-year-old Basilica of Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral.
On Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m., a unique concert will be performed by the internationally acclaimed silent film organist Peter Krasinski, taking Charlie Chaplin’s first full-length film “The Kid” and infusing it with a mesmerizing live accompaniment.
Alongside the in-person screening, Krasinski will devise a moving soundtrack completely in the moment, marking the first improvised 1868 Erben organ accompaniment of a film in a historic space — all thanks to the Friends of the Erben Organ.
It’s also the centennial anniversary of the renowned film, which first premiered in 1921!
The organ he will play is the last surviving large and intact instrument constructed by the renowned New York City organ builder Henry Erben in 1868. It contains 2,500 pipes and has been played for over 150 years — one of the most significant historic instruments in the nation.
Note: proof of at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and masks are required.