Ben-Hur: MGM’s 1925 classic with Stewart Copeland
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The 1925 film 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. Legendary drummer and composer Stewart Copeland (The Police) has edited the classic film and composed an original score for live performance with orchestra. The film will feature Copeland on drum set and percussion along with the incomparable CSO.
Composer Stewart Copeland, who has written a new score for the silent Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925), remains humbled by the original filmmakers' genius. "Silent films might seem hokey to modern audiences, but when you look closely, you see how much thought went into every frame. Ben-Hur is truly a work of art." Read more at Sounds & Stories.
Few films have been as epic as the 1925 silent classic Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. Composer-drummer Stewart Copeland will join the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as it performs his score while the movie screens overhead. As the cinema chariots approach the starting gate, here are some fun Ben-Hur facts to consider. Read more at Sounds & Stories.
Read more about Stewart Copeland and this project in Listen Magazine.
Join us for a preconcert lecture with Stewart Copeland and Richard Kaufman in Grainger Ballroom at 6:30 p.m. Open to all ticket-holders!