LSU School of Music to Host Silent Film Music Concert Nov. 8
BATON ROUGE – The LSU School of Music will present “Music for Silents: Film Scores and Improvisations,” an evening of early silent film featuring live musical accompaniment, including new scores for two century-old films, on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free for the event, which will be held at the Bo Campbell Auditorium, located in the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes on Field House Drive.
Silent films to be shown during the event include “Entr’acte,” which originally premierd in 1924, “The Assassination of the Duke of Guise” from 1908, “The Land Beyond the Sunset” from 1912, “Frankenstein” from 1910 and “The Cameraman’s Revenge” from 1912.
Directed by LSU School of Music Musicology Professor Blake Howe, the show will feature scores by Camille Saint-Saens and Erik Satie, with newly arranged scores for “Frankenstein” and “The Cameraman’s Revenge.”
Sponsored by the LSU School of Music, the evening includes performances by Michael Gurt, Jonathan Mitchell, Greg De Iulio, Amanda Yan and The Incense Merchants.