Orches­tra to ac­com­pany silent film screen­ing

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - NEWS -

SOUTH­BURY — The Water­bury Sym­phony Orches­tra and Riverview Cin­e­mas 8 present “Lights, Cam­era, Sym­phony!” on Sun­day, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m., at Riverview Cin­e­mas 8.

Leif Bja­land leads mem­bers of the WSO in live mu­si­cal ac­com­pa­ni­ment to the 1925 silent film “The Fresh­man,” star­ring Harold Lloyd. “The Fresh­man” is the story of a nerdy col­lege stu­dent who will do any­thing to be­come pop­u­lar on cam­pus. It is widely con­sid­ered one of Lloyd’s most hi­lar­i­ous, well-con­structed films and was his most suc­cess­ful silent film of the 1920s. Hugely pop­u­lar at the time of its re­lease, it sparked a craze for col­lege films that lasted well be­yond the 1920s.

“Lights, Cam­era, Sym­phony!” is the sec­ond con­cert this sea­son as part of Water­bury Sym­phony’s Mu­sic in Great Spa­ces series.

Gen­eral ad­mis­sion tick­ets are avail­able for $25 each, avail­able on­line at RiverviewCinema8.com, or by call­ing 203-266-0088.

Founded in May 1938 un­der the di­rec­tion of Mae­stro Mario DiCecco, the Water­bury Sym­phony Orches­tra (WSO) has spent the past sev­eral decades pro­mot­ing the un­der­stand­ing, ap­pre­ci­a­tion and en­joy­ment of sym­phonic and or­ches­tral mu­sic. Orig­i­nally in­cor­po­rated as the Water­bury Civic Orches­tra (1940), the Sym­phony and its mis­sion have grown in both vi­sion and artis­tic merit, ex­pand­ing from a com­mu­nity orches­tra to the Water­bury Sym­phony Orches­tra (1956). The WSO has been led by Mu­sic Direc­tor and Con­duc­tor Leif Bja­land since 1994.

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The Water­bury Sym­phony Orches­tra and Riverview Cin­e­mas 8 present Lights, Cam­era, Sym­phony! on Nov. 18 at Riverview Cin­e­mas 8. Leif Bja­land leads mem­bers of the WSO in live mu­si­cal ac­com­pa­ni­ment to the 1925 silent film “The Fresh­man,” star­ring Harold Lloyd.

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