Silent Movie Mondays: Silent Treasures Series Ben Hur: A Tale Of The Christ (1925)

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STG Presents Silent Movie Mondays: Silent Treasures Series - Ben Hur: A Tale of The Christ at The Paramount Theatre on Monday, February 29, 2016. Directed by Fred Niblo. Orchestral score composed and performed by Stewart Copeland, Drums & Percussion, with Seattle Rock Orchestra conducted by Kim Roy.

GA seating.

Tickets are $25.50 GA, $71.50 VIP and go on sale December 1st at 10am: http://bit.ly/1XsGqMV

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ is a 1925 American epic silent film directed by Fred Niblo, starring Ramón Novarro and Francis X. Bushman, based on the 1880 novel by Lew Wallace. Ben-Hur was the most expensive silent film ever made, with an enormous cast and crew and a visual scope that is breathtaking to this day. In 1997, Ben-Hur was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

In 2010 legendary drummer from the band The Police and film score composer, Stewart Copeland was asked to compose a score for an arena spectacle of the original book including the iconic chariot scene and marine battle. It ran throughout Europe including Munich, Rome and the O2 Arena in London. Copeland was commissioned by the Virginia Arts Festival to edit the Niblo classic film and re-assemble his score for live performance with orchestra.

As a film composer, Copeland has worked with many of the greatest film directors of our generation, including Francis Ford Coppola and Oliver Stone. The film, now at 85 minutes, and an intermission, will feature Stewart Copeland on drum set and percussion as well as the 50+ member Seattle Rock Orchestra conducted by Kim Roy. This is a project that for the first time combines Copeland’s many talents in composition, orchestration, film scoring, film editing, and of course, his remarkable virtuosity behind the drums.

Read more: http://www.stgpresents.org/tickets/alphabetical/eventdetail/2111/-/silent-movie-mondays-silent-treasures-series-em-ben-hur-a-tale-of-the-christ-em
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