Amici Chamber Ensemble: Silent Film & Music

Approx. Duration: 1 hour 46 minutes

Special Events - Public Programme

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The Juno Award-winning chamber ensemble presents a special performance of original compositions to accompany classic silent (and neo-silent) films by Buster Keaton, Man Ray, and Guy Maddin.
The Juno Award-winning Amici Chamber Ensemble-comprised of clarinetist Joaquin Valdepeñas, cellist David Hetherington and pianist and composer Serouj Kradjian-has been at the forefront of Canada's chamber music scene for twenty-five years, inviting some of the country's leading musicians to collaborate with them on an eclectic range of programming and projects.

On February 3, Amici welcome a roster of special guest artists to perform original compositions to accompany two classic silent films — Buster Keaton's The Playhouse and Man Ray's Emak-Bakia — and Guy Maddin's neo-silent fantasia The Heart of the World, in a remarkable celebration of music and cinema.

Music composed and arranged by Serouj Kradjian, featuring works by Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc, Igor Stravinsky, Camille Saint-Saens and others.