Pittsburgh premiere of newly composed scores to Georges Méliès’ silent films: A Trip to the Moon (1902) and The Kingdom of the Fairies (1903).



Coming to the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie, PA on Saturday January 25th is a unique audio-visual experience with the Kyle Simpson Chamber Orchestra. As a part of the Listen Locally season, the orchestra will present the Pittsburgh premiere of newly composed scores to Georges Méliès’ silent films: A Trip to the Moon (1902) and The Kingdom of the Fairies (1903).

Award-winning Pittsburgh composer and international artist, Kyle Simpson D.M.A. and his 17-piece chamber orchestra will perform live with Pittsburgh’s Red Line String Quartet to a screening of Méliès’ two most famous silent films.

Méliès’ early twentieth century costumes, sets, and signature optical tricks are crafted together with Simpson’s eclectic compositional style with influences of Debussy, Stravinsky, Steve Reich and a nod to the cinematic sounds of John Williams and Alexandre Desplat. Travel through time with us and rediscover these brilliant films with the uniquely 21st century concept of marrying contemporary music with classic film.

Doors open at 6:30 pm || Concert begins at 7:30 pm
Tickets: $20 advance / $25 at the door / $15 with Student ID / $5 youth 12 & under"

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