CMH at the Movies!

Saturday, May 20, 7:30pm – Orvis Auditorium, UH Manoa 

“CMH at the Movies” with conductor and leading expert on silent film music Rick Benjamin, was a highlight of the 2013/14 season. We are delighted that Rick is returning to Hawaii this May, bringing more early cinema magic to Honolulu. Together with an 11-member CMH Tresemble, Rick will once again recreate the syncopated sounds of the 1920s.

Benjamin, founder and conductor of the world-renowned Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, is the country’s leading exponent of “America’s Original Music”– the vibrant toe-tapping sounds of the silent movie era and early Broadway.   This year’s concert will feature silent movie masterpieces starring Charlie Chaplin (Easy Street, 1916), Buster Keaton (The Playhouse, 1921) and Harold Lloyd (Never Weaken, 1920), shown on the Orvis Auditorium’s silver screen to the live accompaniment of the original musical scores, performed by “The CMH Tresemble Cinema Orchestra”. Unique to this performance will be Hawaiian music of the 1920s played as incidental music between the films

Ticket Information

FREE Student Tickets! Tickets for students with current ID are free (available only at the door)                                                               – supported by First Hawaiian Bank Foundation

Chamber Music Hawaii performances take place at 3 venues across Oahu; tickets are valid at any venue listed.

For interviews from the 2016/17 season, check out the Archived Interviews.

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