Why hire Dorothy Papadakos - Silent Film Organist?
Dorothy Papadakos' awe inspiring film scores (improvised live) to silent films have garnered her rave reviews around the world. She specializes in Charlie Chaplin's films and Lon Chaney's blockbuster horror masterpieces and is continually adding more films to her repertoire. Her dynamic improvisations draw sold out crowds, continuously breaking venues' attendance records. Open your Film, Jazz or Music festival in a fresh, unusual way! At your Gala or Fund Raiser, try something different that audiences of all ages will enjoy: a silent film accompanied by Dorothy Papadakos. NOTE: in 2009 Dorothy has taken extended time off to compose, hence she has accepted only a handful of live appearances.
Dorothy Papadakos came to international attention as Cathedral Organist at the world's largest Gothic Cathedral, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in New York City from 1990-2003. Celebrated for her daring & innovative improvisations, she is in high demand for her unique, high energy performances and enjoys a wide variety of international venues. She is passionate about introducing audiences, young and old alike, to the treasure trove of Hollywood's golden Silent Era. Dorothy's music publisher is Oxford University Press and she is the composer/playwright of the new musical BACCHUS. She is a member of the 6-time Grammy Award winning Paul Winter Consort and has composed scores for film, TV, ballet and theatre. She has 5 CD's on the Pro Organo label and has appeared as guest artist on innumerable recordings. For more information, please visit her website at www.dorothypapadakos.com.
Past Booked Dates:
07-30-2010 — 7:30PM Edenton Street UMC, Raleigh, NC: Charlie Chaplin Films
07-07-2010 — 4PM Kennedy Center, Washington, DC: World Premiere of New Jazz Work
01-31-2010 — 7PM, Catholic Community of St. Paul, Leesburg, Florida: Charlie Chaplin films
12-31-2009 — 7PM & 10PM Grace Cathedral, San Francisco: 3 Charlie Chaplin films
10-24-2009 — 7PM Queen Street Methodist Church, Kinston, NC: Phantom of the Opera
12-31-2008 — 7PM & 10PM Grace Cathedral, San Francisco: Hunchback of Notre Dame
08-18-2008 — 1PM & 7PM Lahti Organ Festival, Lahti Finland: Chaplin Films
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