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Silent Film Night Double Feature: Cops & Wings with Organ Accompaniment By Peter Krasinski

Date: November 13, 2010

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Venue: United Congregational Church

on the corner of Appleton & Maple Street

Holyoke, MA.

Tickets: $10.00 General & $5.00 Students


Organistis broadly recognized as a motivating force for the pipeorgan community, and as a conductor, organist, and musiceducator whose imaginative and energetic performanceselevate and inform diverse audiences. Well-respected inboth the secular and sacred genres of his field, he hasbrought the enchantment of musicto both public andprivate institutions in the greater Boston area for manyyears. His Bach interpretations have been hailed in print as"sublimely spiritual", and his improvisations have beencritically acclaimed in the press as "stunning", "seamless",and “brilliant”.

He specializes in the art of live silent film accompaniment,and has given performancesworldwide. His appearancesinclude the Hammond Castle in Gloucester (for theInternational Society of Organ Builders), the IrvineAuditorium at the University of Pennsylvania, the JohnSilber Symphonic Organ at Boston University, and the Massachusetts International Festival of theArts. He has premiered his art at many distinguished venues, including the Marsh Chapel at BostonUniversity, Saint Joseph’sCathedral in Hartford, Saint Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal, the SecondCongregational Church in Holyoke, the Old South Church inBoston, as well as major venues inYokohama, Fukui, Kanazawa, and Miyazaki, Japan...Learn more:

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Cops (1922)


Buster Keaton

Directors: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton

Screenplay: Edward F. Cline, Buster Keaton

Cinematography: Elgin Lessley

First National Pictures

A young man accidentally gets on the bad side of the entire Los Angeles Police Department during a parade, and is chased all over town.

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Wings (1929)


Clara Bow

Charles (Buddy) Rogers

Richard Arlen

Gary Cooper

With World War I afoot, David Armstrong (Richard Arlen) and Jack Powell (Charles "Buddy" Rogers) join the military with an eye toward flying American fighter planes. They leave behind Mary Preston (Clara Bow), a local girl who's in love with David but committed to Jack. Dispatched to France as newly minted pilots, the men take to the skies in one of the war's climactic air battles, and as frantic Mary longs for the safe return of both men, one pays the ultimate price for his bravery.


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