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Y Grammy Award-winning conductor Richard Kaufman conducts above. He will conduct the orchestra that will perform befiind the silent film =City Lights." Courtesy photo Seen at left, Charlie Chaplin appears in a famous secne from his masterpiece "City Lights," meeting the blind flower girl. At right, Chaplin plays the cello. Photos courtesy of Roy Export Company Establishment Event marks the Museum's 27th silent film festival COURTESY OF THE CATALINA ISLAND MUSEUM a story...really no different from ballet or opera. I have always loved the excitement, beauty, and the memorable themes created by the composers who write music for motion pictures. Film music composers use all the "colors" of the orchestra which makes the music come alive in remarkable ways." For the City Lights perfor- mance, an all-star orchestra has been assembled. The play- ers will include all of the first- chair woodwinds from the Pacific Symphony Pops series, two of the three trumpets who play the Academy Awards, the harpist and drummer from the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, several of the top Hollywood studio players, and members of the LA Opera Orchestra. "The music that Chaplin wrote for City Lights is perfect for the film," Kaufman said. "It accompa- niesthe action and emotions of the film perfectly. It contains a num- ber of wonderful themes, which is usually the most difficult part in writing a score. Today's films do not focus on great thematic material so much as creating an underlying mood. Chaplin - with the help of the great composer, conductor, and 20th Century Fox Music Director Alfred Newman - has given the audience for City Lights a score that is often its own character in the film. Very dif- ficult to do, but in this case, it is NEED A HOME L()AN? A symphony orchestra com- prised of the top musicians in Los Angeles and Orange counties will perform during the 27th annual Catalina Island Museum Silent Film Benefit on May 17. Under the direction of Grammy Award- winning conductor Richard Kaufman, the 39-piece orchestra will accompany Charlie Chaplin's silent masterpiece City Lights. "Film music is, in itself, a magnificent art form," remarked Kaufman. "It is all about emo- tions and how music can help tell LECT C DRE: 00698852 NMLS: 249784 CONTACT: BRYAN TAYLOR SPECIALIZING IN: Conventional, FHA and Government Loans Refinance, Rate Reduction and Cash Out Loans 2nd Home Financing, Investment Properties and Harp It Mortgages and Reverse Mortgages DIRECT: 562.756.5559 FAX: 562.920.7465 EMAIL: '~ "SERVICE IS MY COMMITMENT" Advantage One Home L o a n s Charlie Chaplin, seen above, left, standing on a chair, conducts the Abe Lyman Orchestra. Photo courtesy of the Roy Export Company Establishment. absolutely brilliant...a classic!" The Catalina Island Museum will present City Lights, writ- ten by, directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin on Saturday, May 17 in the Avalon Casino Theater at lp.m. Tickets for this year's Silent Film Benefit are selling fast! Tickets are $15 for members of the museum, $18 for general admis- sion. Arrive in your best 1920's dress and receive a 50% discount on admission to the Silent Film Benefit! Prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed individual and couple. Purchasing tickets is easy. Please call 310-510-2414, visit the museum in person or go to the Silent Film event page on www. The Catalina Island Museum is Avalon's sole institution devoted to art, culture and history. The museum, its digital theater and store are located on the ground floor of Avalon's historic Casino and are open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, the museum may be reached by phone at 310-510-2414 or at its website: CatalinaMuseum. org. LIC #738968 RESIDENTIAL. COMMERCIAL. INDUSTRIAL GENERATOR SALES & INSTALLATION Repairs I New Const / Remodel / Tenant Improvement AVALON 310-510-9239 OFFICE 310-829-5007 ISL fl DCR NEwsPAPER A KILLER WAY TO ADVERTISE THE CATALINA ISLANDE Friday, May 2, 2014 ' 5