Orchestra to accompany silent film screening
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.
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.