Centre Orchestra, Wind Ensemble presents free concert Sunday
Published 4:07 pm Thursday, November 17, 2016
Silent movies come roaring to life Sunday when the Centre College Orchestra and Wind Ensemble present a joint concert with live music accompanying silent films on the big screen.
With a world premier score and guest violinist Oleksandr Stytsiuk from Kiev, Ukraine, the concert is a tribute to the medium of silent film. Though the Chaplain, Keaton, Murnau, and Méliès films being shown have no built-in soundtrack, they were never meant to be silent. Like all silent films, they were always shown with live musical accompaniment that set the mood, helped to tell the story, and incorporated sound effects.
The Centre Orchestra and Centre Wind Ensemble are thrilled to be working in this medium and to be exploring new horizons. The concert, which begins at 3 p.m. Sunday in Weisiger Theatre on the Centre campus, is free and open to the public. Children are welcome. Free parking is available in the Norton Center lot behind the theatre.