My intent with this blog was never to promote one of my performances, rather, I hoped it would serve as a voice of my thoughts and opinions of the moment. Here I sit though, with excitement about an upcoming performance or two. I have organized, with significant help from my wonderful wife Megan, a truly fun event. The Austin Philharmonic Orchestra is partnering with the Alamo Drafthouse (on 6th Str.) to produce an exciting movie event. Two silent films starring Buster Keaton, COPS and COLLEGE, will be showing at the movie house. What better accompaniment than an orchestra? A significant subset of the Austin Philharmonic will be on the very small stage to play along with both films. If you have never seen a silent film with music -- only music, then this is a must see event for you. Buster Keaton is in his prime and truly funny. Personally I like COPS (1922) slightly more than COLLEGE (1927), just because in COPS he is so innocent and young looking with his flat hat and dead pan looks and of course idiotic, comedic actions. COLLEGE is fun too, where he is very into physical comedy. You can tell he's a more polished actor in this film. Both come off wonderfully. But they are really enhanced with music - live music with an orchestra. I'm proud to be conducting the orchestra in this event.
So, if you're interested in going, it is Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 4:00pm. tickets are $15 and can be purchased online or in person at the venue. Here's a link for tickets:
Here's a link for the Alamo Drafthouse promo:
Here's a link to the wikipedia for COLLEGE:
Here's link to the wiki for COPS:
Want more information? Send me a note!
The great news about this event is that it is a fund raiser for the Austin Philharmonic! 50% of all ticket sales go directly to the orchestra. The musicians on stage are volunteering their time!
I'll blog later about the Starlight Symphony's upcoming performance of Dvorak's Symphony from the "New World".