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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$45.00-$105.00

Duration

1 hour 30 minutes, no intermission

Date & Times

19

Sep, 2014

Friday, 8:00 PM

20

Sep, 2014

Saturday, 8:00 PM

Event Info

The beloved ballad “Smile (Though Your Heart Is Aching)” is one of the many joys of Charlie Chaplin’s immortal comedy classic. Enjoy it as never before when the full Philharmonic performs the complete score to Modern Times while the beautifully restored film is shown on a giant screen above the stage. Also: Kid Auto Races at Venice, the debut of Chaplin’s now-legendary Tramp character. Truly a magical night for all ages.

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Program

Timothy Brock

Kid Auto Races at Venice

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Chaplin

Modern Times

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Artists

Timothy Brock

Conductor

Timothy Brock

Conductor

Conductor

Conductor and composer Timothy Brock specializes in early 20th-century concert works and live performances of silent film. As a silent-film score conductor and preservationist, his leading work includes the restoration of Shostakovich’s only silent-film score, to New Babylon (1929); Satie’s dadaist score to Entr’acte (1924); and Antheil’s music for Ballet mécanique (1924). Since 1999 Mr. Brock has served as score preservationist for the Charles Chaplin family; to this day he is the foremost authority on the music of the actor/filmmaker, having made 12 live-performance revised and critical editions of all Chaplin’s major films, including City Lights, Modern Times, The Gold Rush, The Kid, and The Circus. At age 23 Mr. Brock began composing new scores for silent film with G.W. Pabst’s Pandora’s Box (1929), and has since written almost 30 orchestral scores for notable orchestras and institutions including the Orchestre National de Lyon, Cinémathèque Française, Wiener Konzerthaus, Cineteca di Bologna, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Teatro de la Zarzuela de Madrid, and the Cité de la Musique de Paris. The Chaplin family has commissioned Mr. Brock to write an original score to celebrate the centennial of Kid Auto Races at Venice (1914), the very first appearance of the “Gentleman Tramp” (often called The Little Tramp). In 2016 Mr. Brock will conduct the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra in the World Premiere of his long-awaited new score for Fritz Lang’s science-fiction epic Frau im Mond (1929), commissioned by the Wiener Konzerthaus. His concert works include three symphonies, three concertos, a cantata, two operas, and orchestral pieces. Timothy Brock is a regular guest of major orchestras worldwide, including the BBC, BBC Scottish, and Chicago symphony orchestras, Orchestre National de Lyon, NDR Radiophilharmonie, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Orchestra della Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, and Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Brock has created a concert series of programs of Entartete Musik (“degenerate music,” by composers banned by the Third Reich), including works by Schulhoff, Schreker, Zemlinsky, Krása, Klein, and Haas. Mr. Brock gave the North American Premieres of Eisler’s Kleine Sinfonie, Niemandslied, and Kuhle Wampe; Schulhoff’s Symphony No. 2; and one of the first performances of Ullmann’s opera Der Kaiser von Atlantis, written from within the Terezin ghetto in 1944. Mr. Brock had also included his own string orchestral transcriptions of the string quartets of Haas.

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Alec Baldwin

THE ART OF THE SCORE Artistic Advisor

Alec Baldwin

THE ART OF THE SCORE Artistic Advisor

Alec Baldwin

THE ART OF THE SCORE Artistic Advisor

Alec Baldwin is a graduate of New York University, where he earned a B.F.A. from the Tisch School of the Arts in 1994 and was presented with an honorary doctorate of fine arts in 2010. He last appeared onstage in the 2010 Guild Hall (East Hampton) production of Peter Shaffer’s Equus, directed by Tony Walton. Mr. Baldwin’s other stage credits include the Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2006 production of Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr. Sloane, directed by Scott Ellis; Loot on Broadway in 1986, earning Mr. Baldwin a Theatre World Award; Caryl Churchill’s Serious Money on Broadway in 1988; Prelude to a Kiss at the Circle Reparatory Company in 1990, earning Mr. Baldwin an Obie Award; A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway in 1992, for which Mr. Baldwin was nominated for a Tony Award; Macbeth at New York Shakespeare Festival in 1998; and Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2004 production of The Twentieth Century. Mr. Baldwin has also appeared at The Hartman Theatre (Stamford, Connecticut), the Williamstown Theatre Festival (Berkshires, Massachusetts), and Bay Street Theatre (Sag Harbor, New York).

Alec Baldwin has appeared in more than 40 films, including Beetle Juice, Working Girl, Miami Blues, The Hunt for Red October, Glengarry Glen Ross, Malice, The Juror, The Edge, Ghosts of Mississippi, State and Main, The Cat in the Hat, The Cooler (for which he received the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor and an Oscar nomination), The Aviator, The Departed, and It’s Complicated, among many others.

For seven years he starred as Jack Donaghy opposite Tina Fey on NBC’s 30 Rock, winner of the 2007, 2008, and 2009 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Comedy Series, and the 2009 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. For his portrayal he received seven Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Golden Globes, the Television Critics Award, and two Emmy Awards as Best Actor in a Comedy Series. In 2011 Mr. Baldwin received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His company, El Dorado Pictures, has produced several projects, including Nuremberg: Infamy on Trial for TNT, which was nominated for an Emmy; The Confession for Showtime, which won the Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay; and David Mamet’s film State and Main.

Alec Baldwin is a dedicated supporter of numerous causes related to public policy and the arts. He serves on the boards of People For The American Way, The Hamptons International Film Festival, and Guild Hall. He is an active supporter of The Radiation and Public Health Project, East Hampton Day Care Center, The Actors Fund, The Public Theatre/New York Shakespeare Festival, Roundabout Theatre Company, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and The Water Keeper Alliance, among many others. He has partnered with Capital One to create an advertising campaign that, through the Alec Baldwin Foundation, provides funding for arts groups across the country, particularly in the New York area, and raises awareness for support of the arts.

Mr. Baldwin’s book, A Promise to Ourselves, was published by St. Martin’s Press in paperback in Fall 2009.

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