SATURDAY OCTOBER 30th at 7:30pm
Halloween Silent Movie Night

Mark Herman, organist


Movies by Lauren & Hardy and Buster Keaton

PROGRAM

MOVIES

Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pride, 1925

            Starring Stan Laurel

Habeus Corpus, 1928

            Starring Stan Laurel & Oliver Hardy 

-Intermission- 

The Haunted House, 1921

            Starring Buster Keaton 
Organ Solo selections will be announced from the stage 

Tonight’s Concert Sponsored by: Connie and Peter Van Putten, in memory of Aunt Leona Johnson, who loved Movie Night, Gayle and Dwight Gordon 

Audio or video recording of this recital, using any device, without prior written consent is strictly prohibited.

BIO

Mark Herman is one of America’s busiest theatre organists, performing over 30 concerts and silent film presentations each year across the US and abroad. In 2012, he was named the American Theatre Organ Society’s Organist of the Year and is the youngest person ever to receive the prestigious honor. Previously, he was overall winner of the Society’s Young Theatre Organist Competition in 2004. 

Mark has been featured on several episodes of American Public Media’s Pipedreams program, and has performed for countless conventions of the American Theatre Organ Society, American Guild of Organists, and Organ Historical Society. On the international stage, he has toured in Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. Additionally, his compositions, arrangements, and performances have been heard both on television and in motion pictures. In 2019, he was honored to be featured alongside the Los Angeles Philharmonic for a rare organ solo cameo. 

As a film accompanist and scorer, Mark has developed a reputation for dramatic period-authentic film scores with historically informed presentations that not only resonate with but captivate modern audiences. In 2019, he was commissioned to compose and record two new scores for The Criterion Collection's latest Harold Lloyd Blu-ray release.

He studied theatre organ with the late John Ferguson of Indianapolis, who was recognized worldwide for his skills teaching the art of the theatre organ. His classical piano studies were with Christine Freeman of Fort Wayne, Indiana. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre Arts/Management from DePaul University in Chicago.

He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he is President of Mark Herman Music LLC, a provider of organ-related services and products. He is in demand as an organ consultant and project manager, as well as a voicing specialist and tonal consultant for Allen Organs and is proud to be an Allen Artist, showcasing new Allen Organs in the US and beyond.