Concert Series


Grand Ledge Opera House * General Seating * 2019 - 2020

Lansing Theatre Organ Presents the 25th Riverside Pops Season:

The Best Of The Best!
A Quarter Century of Great Music


SILENT MOVIE: "NOSFERATU, A Symphony Of Horror!" (1922)
Scott Smith, Organist
Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 3:00 p.m.

Nosferatu is a German Expressionist horror film, directed by the legendary F. W. Murnau. The film was an unauthorized adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula," with names and other details changed because the studio could not obtain the rights to the novel. Stoker's widow was not amused, and sued for copyright infringement in 1925. Murnau lost the lawsuit and all prints of the film were ordered to be destroyed, but bootleg prints survived and it was released in the U.S. in 1929. Since being rediscovered in the 1970s, the film has developed a strong cult status, and Riverside Pops presents it during the Halloween season for maximum effect! Organist Scott Smith is a native and lifelong resident of Lansing, where he studied both theatre and classical organ during his formative years. Beginning as a teenager, he performed regularly on the Barton organ at the Michigan Theatre in downtown Lansing as its last House Organist, from 1972 to 1980. When the organ's new home was secured at the Grand Ledge Opera House, Scott became House Organist, beginning in 1995. He was responsible for the organ's redesign and oversaw the installation and tonal finishing. In addition to concertizing and accompanying silent films, he also lectures about various aspects of pipe organ history and his writings can be found on the pages of numerous professional pipe organ journals. He is also the owner of Scott Smith Pipe Organs, LLC, a full-service pipe organ business that services and restores both theatre and church/classical pipe organs.

* * * A N N O U N C E M E N T * * *

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, we are postponing the remainder of our 2019-2020 season to the Fall. The Warners and Clark Wilson will be back next season. Stay tuned, and when we've set new dates, we'll let you know immediately.

Board of Directors
Lansing Theatre Organ, Inc.

Tickets:

Individual tickets $12 in advance from LTO Box Office or Grand Ledge Opera House office, and $15 at the door, day of performance. Season tickets available ONLY from LTO box office, and are $30 for one ticket for each performance OR take advantage of our Mix 'N Match program, where you can pay the same $30 for three tickets in any combination of performances. SPECIAL SEASON TICKET OFFER! BUY ONE SEASON TICKET, GET ONE FREE!! (Not to be used in conjunction with any other promotional ticket offer for the 2018 - 2019 Riverside Pops series).

Tickets can be purchased in advance from the following venues:

Lansing Theatre Organ, Inc.
P. O. Box 26154
Lansing, MI 48909
517-882-5115
* Cash, money order, checks only. NO credit cards. *

Grand Ledge Opera House Office (rear of building)
121 South Bridge Street, @ River Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837
517-627-1443
* Cash, money order, checks, credit cards *

Ticket orders received one week or less from the day of performance will be held at the LTO box office and available as a will call.

RELATED EVENTS:

CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SEASON 2019
Scott Smith, Organist
Saturdays throughout the Christmas season - 12:00 Noon - 5:00 p.m.
(call ahead to confirm)
Mole Hole of Marshall, 150 W. Michigan Avenue, Marshall (269-781-5923)