Silent Movies with Orchestra

Feb 17

Silent Movies with Orchestra

with Ben Model, organ

The Egyptian Theater, Boise

Silent Movies with Orchestra

Silent Movies with Orchestra

with Ben Model, organ

The Egyptian Theater, Boise

Silent Movies with Orchestra

Accompanied by the Boise Philharmonic Chamber Ensemble, under the direction of Eric Garcia:

ONE WEEK (1920) starring Buster Keaton

musical score by Ben Model (originally composed in 2005 for the Treasure Valley Youth Symphony)

Buster and his new bride are given a house as a wedding present. All they have to do is assemble it from the numbered boxes. Things don’t quite go as planned, but Buster manages to put his new home together, whether the pieces want to fit or not.

WRONG AGAIN (1929) starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy

new musical score by Ben Model — **WORLD PREMIERE**

Stan and Ollie are stablehands who hear there’s a big reward for a stolen horse, and return “Blue Boy" to his millionaire owner. There is a bit of confusion as to where to put the horse, and they find out too late that what was stolen wasn’t quite what they thought.

— intermission —

Accompanied by Ben Model on the Egyptian Theater’s historic 1927 Robert Morton Theatre Pipe Organ:

OH! WHAT A DAY (1918) starring Marcel Perez

new restoration by Ben Model/Undercrank Productions

Marcel Perez (“Tweedy”) is a bored office worker, dreaming of taking his sweetie to Coney Island on the weekend. Ordered to work on Saturday by his boss, he manages to get away and take Babette to the beach but not without some automobile troubles first.

NUMBER, PLEASE? (1920) starring Harold Lloyd

Harold has a day off at an amusement park, and vies for the attention of pretty Mildred with rival Roy in and around various arcade games and rides. The ultimate topper for the day is a ride in a hot-air balloon but Harold must get permission from Mildred’s parents and has to tangle with pay-phones and telephone operators (remember them?) to do it.