“Sights and Sounds of the Mighty Wurlitzer
Music has always played a major part in heightening the mood of a movie – be it drama or comedy – right from the very start of the moving picture industry. The only difference after 1929 is that the music came with the package; previously it had to be produced live. The Theatre Organ was developed as the most economical way of producing music to enhance the mood of silent movies and was the prime instrument in theatres when it became too expensive to hire an orchestra of musicians.
Orion Centre Theatre, 155 Beamish Street, Campsie
The program will include music that was used in sound films over quite a number of decades, and not just material from movie ‘musicals’ although there will be some (Singing in the Rain, selections from Deanna Durbin). Other numbers will be from the pen of composers like John Williams (Superman), Henry Mancini (Charade), Bacharach (Alfie), Rota (The Godfather). Also: Colonel Bogie (Bridge on the River Kwai), music from ’Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ and much more. The program is intended to cover a wide range of genres.
ONE WEEK (1920) a Silent Movie featuring Buster Keaton will be accompanied by John on the Wurlitzer. Directors: Buster Keaton, Edward F. Cline; Writers: Edward F. Cline; Cast: Buster Keaton, Sybil Seely, Joe Roberts
For the best reserved seats you can book securely on trybooking.com by going to www.tosa.net.au then Events, click on the Artists name then scroll down to trybooking.com select your preferred seat/s and complete the purchase.
Bookings: Adults $32.50; Pensioner/NSW Seniors card holders $27.50;
Students Free on confirmation of student status, Children Free.
Group bookings for 10 or more adults $20 per person
Sunday 10th February 2013, 2:00pm – 4:30pm
Visa & Mastercard accepted