1925 Silent Film “Phantom of the Opera” Accompanied by Ensemble of Musical Robots
Sunday, April 8, 2018, 1:00 pm
The Rivers School Conservatory, Rivera Recital Hall
$10 General Admission, Students Free
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On Sunday, April 8 at 1 pm, The Rivers School Conservatory presents “Phantom of the Opera Reinvented,” the brainchild of composer/violinist Kurt Coble. This unique theatrical experience features solo pianist Vytas Baksys, an ensemble of robotic musicians, and selections from the 1925 silent film “Phantom of the Opera.”
Coble’s PAM Band (Partially Artificial Musicians) is described by the New York Times as “a kind of musical Rube Goldberg contraption that plays a pre-programmed concert on wacky mechanized instruments by the artist, musician and composer Kurt Coble.”
All of the robotic musicians performing have appeared in museums and concert halls across the country including the New York Hall of Science, Lincoln Center, Kimmel Center, and many others.
“Phantom of the Opera Reinvented” is presented as part of the three-day festival of faculty performances, student recitals, and composition workshops all focused on contemporary music.