New York Philharmonic: Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times – The Tramp at 100

chaplinAs part of their Art of the Score: Film Week at the Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic presented two films of Charlie Chaplin accompanied by music. The opening piece was to the first film with The Tramp – called Kid Auto Races at Venice. This short film was scored by Timothy Brock, conductor for the evening. The main feature was Chaplin’s Modern Times. I had no idea that Chaplin actually wrote music to Modern Times. The orchestra played well and was expertly conducted by Brock.



Horszowski Trio

horszowskiThis was the first concert of the 63rd season for the Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem.  The Beethoven and Tchaikovsky were more traditional selections, but the Bright Sheng was a nice contemporary addition to the program.

  • Beethoven: Trio in D major, Op. 70, No. 1 “Ghost”
  • Bright Sheng Four Movements for Piano Trio (1990)
  • Tchaikovsky Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50