One of history’s great silent films will be brought to life by saxophone virtuoso Nick Russoniello and the Golden Age Quartet. In this world premiere, Charlie Chaplin’s The Immigrant will be projected onto a screen and animated by a performance of an original musical score. Bar fights, seasickness, a heated card game and a rolling romance play out to lush string lines, improvised piano solos and wild saxophone licks. Australia’s earliest surviving film Patineur Grotesque (1896) will also be shown, accompanied by concert pianist Daniel Rojas and a selection of rags and riffs from the 1920s tie together these stories of early cinema.
The concert will be held at North Sydney’s iconic Independent Theatre, formerly the Colesium Picture Theatre of 1910, as part of the Prelude in Tea series. Concertgoers are invited to a decadent afternoon tea as part of the ticket price.
Concession/Under 30: $32.00