Buster Keaton («One Week»)

TRIPLE BILLCharlie Chaplin – Laurel & Hardy – Buster Keaton

Kevin GriffithsConductor

City Light Chamber Orchestra

Kevin Griffiths (conductor), City Light Chamber Orchestra

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Tuesday, 1. August 2023
5:00 pm
75 min, no interval
CHF 100 | 70 | 45
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A clumsy waiter who, nevertheless, moves extremely skilfully on roller skates and wins the heart of his beloved through his riding skills.

Charlie Chaplin’s “The Rink” from 1916 was shown all over Europe from France to Italy and Spain to Finland and made Chaplin the most famous actor of his time. With “One Week” (1920) by slapstick genius Buster Keaton, and “Big Business” (1929) with comic legends Laurel and Hardy, Klosters Music presents two more titles from the first half of the 20th century which take us back into the Golden Era of silent film when film music reached new heights. The City Light Orchestra, which has already ensured a soldout Arena Klosters for “Cinema Paradiso” and “Singin’ in the Rain” in the past, will bring Carl Davis’ music to life in a chamber orchestra setting: between Broadway and coffee house, between symphonic sound and jazz. The silent film sounds!

Kevin Griffiths, conductor
City Light Chamber Orchestra

Silent film classics by Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy and Buster Keaton with live orchestral music
Directed and written by Edward F. Cline & Buster Keaton
Music: Carl Davis
Buster Keaton as the Groom
Sybil Seely as the Bride
Joe Roberts as the Piano mover
Written by Leo McCarey
Directed by James W. Horne & Leo McCarey
Music: Arrangements for small ensemble
Stan Laurel as Stan
Oliver Hardy as Ollie
James Finlayson as the furious Home owner
Tiny Sandford as the Policeman
Written by Charlie Chaplin, Vincent Bryan & Maverick Terrell
Directed by Charlie Chaplin
Music: Carl Davis
Charlie Chaplin as the Waiter & Sir Cecil Seltzer
Edna Purviance as the Girl
James T. Kelley as Her Father