Plano, TX: THE MARK OF ZORRO (1920)

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Plano, TX: THE MARK OF ZORRO (1920)

PostFri Oct 13, 2017 9:59 pm

http://www.wrr101.com/amp-events/fun-free-fall-evening-of-events-at-st-andrew-united-methodist-church/

Fun, Free Fall Evening of Events at St. Andrew United Methodist Church

Oct. 29
5 pm (6:45 p.m. for the film)

St. Andrew United Methodist Church invites the community to three fun events on Sunday, October 29: the annual Fall Festival with Trunk or Treat, 5-7 p.m., the new Cruise-In Car Show, 5-7 p.m., and “Mark of Zorro” Silent Movie, accompanied by the West Texas A&M full orchestra, playing live score in the sanctuary, beginning at 6:45 p.m. All events are free to attend and will take place at St. Andrew, 5801 W. Plano Parkway.

The fall festival features trunk or treat, carnival games, and bounce houses. Chili, hot dogs, and other concessions are available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the Children’s Ministry. All children are invited to come in costume. Additionally, the United Methodist Men are hosting the first Cruise-In Car Show that evening, which they plan to make an annual event. Cars will be on display near the fall festival on the northeast side of the church campus.

Following the festival, “The Mark of Zorro,” a 75-minute silent comedy film will play on the big screen in the sanctuary with the West Texas A&M Symphony Orchestra playing live score. In addition to its performances of symphonic works, opera productions, choral-orchestral masterworks, and dance collaborations, the West Texas A&M University Symphony Orchestra has gained notoriety for its live cinema presentations of silent films with newly-composed synchronized soundtracks. The 70-member orchestra includes graduate and undergraduate students, both those majoring in music as well as those studying other majors. The ensemble frequently tours the West Texas region, but in May 2016 completed its first international tour with performances in Prague, Budapest, and Vienna.

Event Website: http://www.standrewumc.org/events-registration
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Re: Plano, TX: THE MARK OF ZORRO (1920)

PostSun Oct 29, 2017 8:42 pm

Of all the silent film screenings that I've ever seen, I just realized that this was the first time that I've seen a silent film with a live orchestra. (The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra is really an ensemble.) The score and the performance were outstanding tonight.

The same film and orchestra are performing at Coronado High School in Lubbock, Texas tomorrow and at West Texas A&M in Canyon, Texas on Tuesday.

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