UPDATE (2/11/2020): Added the concert video and a documentary
2020-10-26 – 21:25 h
Angel Velez, award-winning conductor and Education Through Music-Los Angeles Associate Board member, will host a very special Halloween virtual concert on October 30th & 31st: ‘Silent Films Live: Halloween UNcanceled’
This concert will be performed by the Hollywood Studio Chamber Orchestra, a collection of renown Los Angeles studio musicians, with a broadcast time at 19:00h PDT on October 30, and re-aired on October 31 at 13:00h PDT.
The star-studded program brings together highly-acclaimed film, television, and visual media composers to reimagine new scores for six classic silent films:
- Nosferatu – original music by composer George S. Clinton (Austin Powers, Z-O-M-B-I-E-S)
- The Phantom of the Opera – original music by composer Kevin Kiner (Narcos: Mexico, Star Wars: The Clone Wars)
- Der Golem – original music by composer Nathan Barr (Hollywood, True Blood)
- One Week – original music by composer Jeff Cardoni (L.A.’s Finest, Saved by the Bell)
- Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – original music by composer and trumpeter Arturo Sandoval (The Mule, Richard Jewell)
- A Trip to the Moon – original music by composer/vocalist Lisbeth Scott (American Son, Tumble Leaf)
Enriching the silent film era theme, this virtual concert was filmed at both Cow on the Wall Studios and Bandrika Studios, a state-of-the-art facility 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 Studios lot and was used in classic film scores including Journey to the Center of the Earth, Patton, and The Sound of Music, to name a few.
A virtual costume contest, pumpkin decorating contest, and coloring contest will also be part of this event, judged by a celebrity panel with submissions accepted through October 25.
All proceeds raised from these free online concerts will go directly to support Education Through Music-Los Angeles, which provides comprehensive music education to at-risk schools in underserved communities across Los Angeles County.
Free registration (donations suggested):
Silent Films Live: Halloween UNcanceled (1h 29m 55s):
Silent Films Live: Insider Look (14m 08s):