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The next WWAA concert on December 8th will be one with a difference: a screening of classic Chaplin film clips with live violin and piano performance by two distinguished musicians, pianist Ashley Wass and violinist Matthew Trusler.
This evening of cinematic treasures celebrates 100 years since the creation of Chaplin’s set of masterpieces known as the Mutual Comedies, and explores the fascinating relationship between music and film in the hands of one of the 20th Century’s greatest cultural icons.
Highlights will include screenings of memorable set pieces from The Immigrant, The Adventurer, Modern Times and The Vagabond, each with specially curated soundtracks for violin and piano. These soundtracks will include the music of Fritz Kreisler, Scott Joplin, Bela Bartok and the famous Czardas by Monti.
The show will also chart some of the musical inspirations of Chaplin’s formative years, and features several of his own compositions alongside those of famous musicians with whom he enjoyed close relationships, such as George Gershwin, Jascha Heifetz and Leopold Godowski.
Described as an ‘endlessly fascinating artist’, Ashley Wass is firmly established as one of the leading performers of his generation. Matthew Trusler has developed a reputation as one of Britain’s leading violinists, performing with many of the world’s great orchestras, and receiving huge critical acclaim for his diverse recordings.
There will be mulled wine and mince pies to finish off the evening. Tickets are available from www.westwightarts.co.uk or Totland Parish Office 756028.
Please note starting time of 7.00pm.