The exquisite sound of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra complements two Charlie Chaplin films at the 22nd annual Silent Film Gala on Sunday, May 22 at 6:30 pm at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The evening features Charlie Chaplin’s 1918 films A Dog’s Life and Shoulder Arms, accompanied by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra performing live Chaplin’s scores restored and adapted for live performance by conductor Timothy Brock. The evening will also include Walt Disney’s 1927 short Trolley Troubles with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. The score for Trolley Troubles is being composed especially for this occasion for violin (Margaret Batjer), clarinet (Joshua Ranz), percussion (Wade Culbreath) and piano (Alexander Rannie) by Alexander Rannie who will lead from the keyboard. May 22 will mark the world premiere of the performance of this score.
Academy® Award-winning actor Dustin Hoffman serves as honorary chairman, and Hanna M. Kennedy and Roger L. Mayer are co-chairmen. Following the films, the Chamber Orchestra hosts a supper party for VIP patrons under the stars on the Ahmanson Terrace outside Royce Hall with a buffet supper catered by Peggy Dark’s Kitchen for Exploring Foods. Tickets for the Silent Film are $35 (general seating) and $80 (priority seating). Tickets at $350 include the film and celebratory post-film supper. For sponsorship and ticket information, please contact the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at 213 622 7001 x 215.
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