Georgia Tech Arts Bringing New Life to Silent Film Classics with the School of Music

November 6, 2019

Atlanta, GA

Experience silent films as they were meant to be seen with a full orchestra performing the live soundtrack! Georgia Tech Arts and the School of Music are taking you back in time with Changing Score: Classic Films Reimagined at the Ferst Center for the Arts on Friday, November 15 at 8 p.m. Making this program one-of-a-kind, French composer Gaëll Lozac’h infuses four early film classics with brand-new musical scores, bringing life to these beloved works with the help of the Georgia Tech Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Chaowen Ting in live concert. Featured film excerpts include Charlie Chaplin’s The Vagabond, Jean Renoir’s La petite marchande d’allumettes (The Little Match Girl), Buster Keaton’s The Haunted House, and Harold Lloyd’s Safety Last! Offering a mix of slapstick humor, whimsy, and early film technical ingenuity, these four classics are just as impressive today as they were at the turn of the 20th century.

The performance holds true to the mission of Georgia Tech Arts by highlighting the role technology played in shaping an altogether new artform of the time, while also raising up the artistic pursuits of our students alongside world-renowned talent.

The best part is that Georgia Tech students are free at the door - just plan to arrive early with your BuzzCard in hand. Faculty and staff enjoy a 20% discount when tickets are purchased in advance or the day of the performance from the Ferst Center Box Office (open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

Pre-show festivities also include a free VIP photo booth fit for a movie star in the plaza directly in front of the Ferst Center. Make sure to bring your friends to capture some buzzworthy pics for social! Special guest host and film buff Lee Tsiantis, who previously worked with Turner Classic Movies and introduced Max Ophuls' 1949 film CAUGHT on air with host Robert Osborne in 2011, will host the festivities and introduce each film excerpt with fun, behind-the-scenes details.

Visit https://arts.gatech.edu/content/changing-score-classic-films-reimagined to learn more.

 

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