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Heartland Festival Orchestra presents: The Original Phantom of the Opera film with Orchestra

October 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


We will screen the original 1925 Lon Chaney silent film while playing the full orchestral score composed by Craig Safan. This is the story that inspired the Broadway musical version – depicting the haunted character of the “Phantom” – a man tortured by his past and desperate for love. The opera scenes include arias from Gounod’s “Faust” – to be sung by our special guest, Miracle Amah.

Follow the story to its dramatic outcome – and come dressed in your favorite costume for the fun of it!

*This story is spooky and troubling, but never graphic … ok for a PG-13 audience.

This concert benefits our Community Partner, Big Picture Peoria.

Emmy-nominated and eight-time ASCAP award-winning composer Craig Safan has scored feature films, television, and documentaries as well as having three albums of his own music released.  He has been commissioned to compose for ballet as well as for live performance of silent films and was given the Poledouris Film Music Legend Award at the International Film Music Festival in Cordoba, Spain.  Safan’s music has been released on over fifty albums, most recently “L . A .  Ex”, Craig’s love letter to Los Angeles, released on Notefornote Music.

Safan has composed the scores for the classic “The Last Starfighter”, the iconic “Nightmare on Elm Street IV”, as well such diverse films as “Stand and Deliver”, “Mr. Wrong”, “Remo Williams”, “The Legend of Billie Jean”, “Warning Sign”, “Fade to Black”, and “Major Payne”.

For television Safan composed the music for the multi Emmy-winning series “Cheers” plus “Amazing Stories”, “The New Twilight Zone”, and “Tales from the Crypt” as well as the Emmy-winning mini-series “Son of the Morning Star” and “Mission of the Shark”.   Safan also scored the top-selling National Geographic documentary “Secrets of the Titanic” and the Oscar-nominated documentary “The California Reich”.

To purchase tickets follow the link https://www.heartlandfestivalorchestra.org/concerts-and-events/2023/10/28/phantom-of-the-opera or call the HFO box office at (309) 339-3943.


Five Points Washington’s Caterpillar Performing Arts Center
360 N. Wilmor Rd,
Washington, IL 61571 United States
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