Youngstown Chapter

Updated October 15, 2020
Dean – Adam Zagotti     Email
Sub Dean – Jamie Shiell    Email
Secretary – Gary Richards    Email
Treasurer – Nancy Brescia    Email
Contact Person  Gary Richards:   Email
STAMBAUGH ORGAN SERIES

PRESS RELEASE
Silent Film Tradition Continues at Stambaugh Auditorium in New Format this Halloween.

Stambaugh Auditorium will present the silent film Phantom of the Opera with organ accompaniment in a hybrid format
on Sunday, October 25th at 4:00 PM. The annual event typically fills the Concert Hall with over 1500 guests, but, this
year, for the safety of the patrons and staff the event will be different. The event will feature a small live audience SOLD OUT in
addition to being live-streamed.
The film, adapted from Gaston Leroux’s 1910 novel, The Phantom of the Opera was originally released in 1925 as a silent
horror film. The story follows the disfigured Phantom, played by Lon Chaney, as he causes havoc throughout the Paris
Opera House. The destruction and bloodshed are all in the name of love, as The Phantom tries to win the heart of a
young opera singer by making her a star.
Accompaniment to the film will be provided by Organist, TODD WILSON on Stambaugh Auditorium’s 1926 E.M.
Skinner pipe organ.Wilson is head of the organ department of Cleveland Institute of Music and Organist-Director of Music at Cleveland’s Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.
The live-streamed portion of the event will be free to view on-line,

 Full download instructions and links are available at stambaughauditorium.com/digitalconcerthall.