This second-annual "The Sound of Silents" event by Vineyard Touring Opera Company showcases vintage silent films with new original scores performed by full orchestra. Films feature include works
by cinema’s pioneers including Charlie Chaplin, Thomas Edison, Buster Keaton, Winsor McCay, Georges Méliès, F. W. Murnau, Max Sennett, and Pearl White.
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New scores are by distinguished local composers Jason Barabba, Christian Dubeau, Cliff Eidelman, Elliott Goldkind, William Grundler, L. C. Harnsberger, Scott Lasky, Christine Lee, Emily Luong, Nathanael Tronerud, and Jack Van Zandt. The admission to this gala event includes films, music, silent auction, raffle, refreshments, and more.
This production is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Jason Barabba (Executive Director of Synchromy)
Christian Dubeau (Co-director of Sound and Fury Concerts)
Cliff Eidelman (composer of Star Trek VI)
Elliott Goldkind (award-winning composer having collaborated with Jeff Buckley and David Mamet among others)
William Grundler (local opera singer and composer)
L. C. Harnsberger (composer of the opera “Golondrina”)
Scott Lasky (Director of the Famous Players Orchestra who specialize in silent films)
Christine Lee (writes for concert music, film, games, visual media and dance. Originally from Korea)
Emily Luong (Student at Irvine Valley College who composed a score for the inaugural Sound of Silents concert)
Nathanael Tronerud (film scores, audiobooks, animated shorts)
Jack Van Zandt (veteran composer, on the board of American Composers Forum of Los Angeles)