BMI Joins With Education Through Music-LA to Present ‘Silent Films Live III’

Posted in News on April 14, 2023

This Friday evening, Education Through Music - Los Angeles will be presenting Silent Film Live III, a series of benefit concerts which will bring together highly acclaimed film, television, and visual media composers under the storied baton of award-winning conductor and Education Through Music-Los Angeles Associate Board member Angel Velez (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Miss World 2022) to reimagine new scores to classic silent films. This BMI-sponsored event will be hosted by Suzanne Lloyd, granddaughter of silent film star Harold Lloyd, and will raise money in support of the work of ETM-LA, an organization which supports 49 schools and over 21,000 students across Los Angeles County.

The concerts, which will feature BMI composers Chanda Dancy, Sherri Chung and Jesse Carmichael,  will be held within the state-of-the-art confines of Bandrika Studios, a facility built around a 1,500 pipe Wurlitzer organ dating back to 1928. This historic instrument was originally in use on the Fox Studios lot and can be heard in classic film scores like Journey to the Center of the Earth, Patton and The Sound of Music, among many others. The April 14 and 15 concerts will feature seven (7) silent films performed by the USC Trojan Chamber Orchestra along with a special 100th anniversary presentation of silent film star Harold Lloyd’s Safety Last! 

Concert Program

Robin Hood - original music by Emilie Bernstein (Landis: Just Watch Me, Prisoner of the Prophet)
Why Worry? - original music by Jeff Cardoni (Tony Hawk: Until the Wheels Fall Off, Me Time)
Metropolis - original music by Jesse Carmichael (Maroon 5, Thrive)
The Lost World - original music by Sherri Chung (Kung Fu, Riverdale)
Faust - original music by Chanda Dancy (Devotion, Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody)
Sherlock Jr. - original music by Daniel Hart (Pete’s Dragon, The Old Man and the Gun) & Natalie Holt (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Loki)
The Cure - original music by Arturo Sandoval (The Mule, Richard Jewel)

All proceeds from the event go directly to ETM-LA’s In-School Music Education Program, which provides comprehensive music education to at-risk schools in underserved communities across Los Angeles County.


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