Silent Movies

February 15, 2020, 7:30 pm
Ben Model
BEN MODEL is one of the nation's leading silent film accompanists, and performs on both piano and theatre organ. Ben works full-time presenting and accompanying silent films in a wide variety of venues around the USA and internationally, carrying on a tradition he learned from silent film organist Lee Erwin (1919-2000).

Over the past 35+ years Ben has created and performed live scores for several hundred silent films, films lasting anywhere from one minute to five hours. Ben is a resident film accompanist at the Museum of Modern Art (NY) and at the Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theatre, and performs at theatres, museums, schools and other venues around the US and internationally.

For the eleventh year in a row, the Boise Phil invites organist and silent film specialist Ben Model to join us for a special concert of silent films accompanied by musical scores he has composed.

Enjoy these classic silent comedy films with music performed by the Boise Phil and Ben Model, organist.

Accompanied by the Boise Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble
THE ADVENTURER (1917) - Charlie Chaplin is an escaped convict on the lam who hides out a swanky society party. World premiere of new score.
DOG SHY (1925) - Charley Chase play a young man who has to overcome his fear of dogs in the name of love. 
 
Accompanied by Ben Model on the Egyptian Theatre’s historic theatre pipe organ
BELL BOY 13 (1921) - Douglas MacLean is is trying to elope with his fiancée, if he can just evade his Uncle, the young woman he wants Douglas to marry, the Los Angeles fire department, and the staff of a fancy hotel. 

Doors open an hour before the performance start time. 

Concert generously sponsored by Dr. Paul Collins.

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Ben Model
BEN MODEL is one of the nation's leading silent film accompanists, and performs on both piano and theatre organ. Ben works full-time presenting and accompanying silent films in a wide variety of venues around the USA and internationally, carrying on a tradition he learned from silent film organist Lee Erwin (1919-2000).

Over the past 35+ years Ben has created and performed live scores for several hundred silent films, films lasting anywhere from one minute to five hours. Ben is a resident film accompanist at the Museum of Modern Art (NY) and at the Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theatre, and performs at theatres, museums, schools and other venues around the US and internationally.