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Fritz Lang's Metropolis

Fritz Lang's Metropolis

Peter Richard Conte, organ

Metropolis (1927)

Directed by Fritz Lang
Produced by Erich Pommer

Based on the novel Metropolis by Thea von Harbou
Screenplay by Thea von Harbou & Fritz Lang




Fritz Lang’s sci-fi masterpiece influenced such films as Star Wars, I, Robot, Blade Runner and Total Recall. Experience this cinematic tour de force projected on the big screen while organ virtuoso Peter Richard Conte performs the unforgettable soundtrack live.

Watch the Metropolis trailer:

Alfred Abel -  Joh Fredersen
Gustav Fröhlich - Freder Fredersen
Rudolf Klein-Rogge - C.A. Rotwang
Brigitte Helm - Maria

There will be one 20-minute intermission

Program Notes

Read more about the film and organist Peter Richard Conte in the program notes.

Peter Richard Conte

Guest Artist

Peter Richard Conte

Peter Richard Conte is celebrating his 25th year as Wanamaker Grand Court Organist.  He is only the fourth person to hold that title since the organ first played in 1911. He performs concerts twice daily, six days each week, on the largest fully-functioning musical instrument in the world.  Conte is also Principal Organist of Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA, and, since 1991, has served as Choirmaster and Organist of Saint Clement’s Church, Philadelphia. 

Conte is highly regarded as a skillful performer and arranger of organ transcriptions.  He has two radio shows: “The Wanamaker Organ Hour,” which airs on the first Sunday of each month, and on each Wednesday evening, his Grand Court concert is streamed live on  Conte performs extensively throughout the United States and Canada, and has appeared as a featured artist at American Guild of Organists’ National and Regional Conventions.  He is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Organ at Rider University's Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, where he teaches Organ Improvisation.