Santa Barbara Symphony’s “City Lights” program to feature Chaplin film

Posted on: January 14, 2015

California’s Santa Barbara Symphony will perform the complete score of Charlie Chaplin’s 1931 silent film City Lights at concerts at the Granada Theatre on January 17 and 18, with guest conductor Dirk Brossé leading the orchestra as the film is screened. The score was composed by Chaplin and will be performed in an arrangement by Carl Davis. The concert, co-presented by University of California Santa Barbara’s Arts & Lectures, will also feature “Apotheosis” from Austin Wintory’s 2012 videogame Journey, performed with video footage; Gabriel Yared’s Suite from the 1989 French film Camille Claudel; and Dirk Brossé’s own Black, White and In Between for Violin and String Orchestra, featuring Santa Barbara Symphony Concertmaster Jessica Guideri. Click here to read Symphony’s fall 2014 article about the booming orchestra-concerts-with-film trend.

Posted January 14, 2015