LACO Silent Film Gala: Harold Lloyd's Safety Last with Live Orchestra
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The last date listed for LACO Silent Film Gala: Harold Lloyd's Safety Last with Live Orchestra was Saturday June 3, 2006 / 8:00pm.
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Laugh out loud at a screening of Harold Lloyd’s comic masterpiece, Safety Last!, the way it was meant to be enjoyed — with full, live orchestra accompaniment. Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra celebrates the art of the silent movie at its 17th Annual Silent Film & Gala on Saturday, June 3 at 8 pm at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The evening opens with Lloyd’s rarely seen 1919 comedy short, Ask Father, with a brand new score by composer/conductor Timothy Brock written just for this occasion. The music to Safety Last! is by Carl Davis, which Brock will conduct.
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The members of LACO are among the very best musicians in Los Angeles. Most play in film studios, teach and/or perform as soloists with orchestras and chamber ensembles all over the world.