Silent Films Live 2 is a live-to-picture benefit concert series with proceeds to Education Through Music – Los Angeles, that brings together highly-acclaimed film, television, and visual media composers, to reimagine and create new scores for classic silent films.
Performed by the Trojan Chamber Orchestra and conducted by Angel Velez, on May 3rd and 4th, three concerts will premiere the new music specifically created for silent films by composers Nathan Barr, Sean Callery, Fil Eisler, Blake Neely, William Ross, Arturo Sandoval and Lisbeth Scott (composers in attendance on the concerts). The shows will also include a live-to-picture performance of Elmer Bernstein‘s ‘Toccata for Toy Trains’ with new orchestration by Emilie Bernstein.
Adding to the silent film era theme, the event will take place at Bandrika Studios, a space custom-built to showcase Hollywood’s original 1,500 pipe Wurlitzer organ. The pipe organ dates back to 1928 when it resided on the Fox lot and was used in classic scores including ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ and ‘Patton’.
Exclusive tickets will allow to attend a pre-concert interview and reception, featuring a discussion with the composers moderated by record executive Robert Townson. Additional limited tickets are available to tour Bandrika Studios and the Wurlitzer pipe organ.
The concerts will start with ‘Toccata for Toy Trains’ with an original score by Elmer Bernstein (Magnificent Seven, Ghostbusters) and new orchestration by Emilie Bernstein (World at War, Black Ops), and then will continue with the following original compositions for silent films:
Initially two concerts were planned, but both sold out their tickets, so a third one has been added, in a new and unique possibility to live this wonderful experience. Here you have all the details:
Education Through Music – Los Angeles partners with inner-city schools to provide music as a core subject for all children, and utilizes music education as a catalyst to improve academic achievement, motivation for school and self-confidence. These concerts are co-sponsored by BMI, LAFCI and Bandrika Studios.