Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) Classical Spree

Concert with Chaplin and Keaton

The OSM presents two monumental figures of the silent film: Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Enjoy their timeless humour in Behind the Screen (1916) and The Blacksmith (1922), both slapstick comedies in which the protagonists display a series of blunders and right moves. For this highly unique evening, screenings will be enhanced with live accompaniment by three seasoned improvisers: clarinetist André Moisan, percussionist Michel Berthiaume and organist Jean-Willy Kunz. There’s no telling what this cinematic concert has in store for us!

Film, The Blacksmith (1922), directed by Buster Keaton (22 min)
Film, Behind the Screen (1916), directed by Charlie Chaplin (24 min)

English surtitles and French subtitles
Maison symphonique
Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 5:45pm

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Classical SpreeCLASSICAL SPREE 2022

From August 10 to 14

Rafael Payare’s first Classical Spree will be synonymous with discovery and daring. From the Far North to the Tierra del Fuego, this OSM summer event in Montreal’s Quartier des spectacles offers an occasion to immerse yourself in some of the various languages, music and cultures that have inhabited the vast land known as the Americas for centuries.

For this event, the OSM will welcome several high-calibre artists from both American continents: soprano Jeanine De Bique, trumpeter Pacho Flores, violinist James Ehnes, saxophonist Steven Banks and pianists Sergio Tiempo and Bruce Liu, among others.

The Festival will celebrate a wide array of musical and literary cultures of the Americas, ranging from sacred songs in the Quechuan language, to Argentinian tango, to Yiddish literature, to Canadian concert music.  www. osm.ca