Arts Series Season Continues with the Tom Roberts/Charlie Chaplin Project

Created: April 10, 2014
Last Updated: July 17, 2020

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WASHINGTON, Pa. (Jan. 28, 2014)—The Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) 2013-14 arts series season continues Feb. 4 with the Tom Roberts/Charlie Chaplin Project at 7:30 p.m. in the Olin Fine Arts Center.

In 2011, the Pittsburgh Symphony approached pianist, arranger, and composer Tom Roberts to compose new scores for three of the Chaplin Mutual masterpieces: One A.M, The Pawn Shop, and The Rink. For his scores, Roberts used musical styles and genres that would have been appropriate for 1916. In addition to ragtime, foxtrots, tangos, and waltzes, he utilizes more exotic elements such as the French “Vals Musette” and Brazilian “Choros,” both styles that would have perhaps been performed with these scores in their respective countries.

This concert includes a lecture on Tom Robert’s revelations concerning Chaplin’s musical timing.

Tickets for Arts Series events are $12 for general admission, $10 for senior citizens over 60 years of age, W&J alumni and non-W&J students, and $7 for children 12 years of age and under. Season tickets are also available. A variety of additional theatre, music, and art gallery events are scheduled throughout the school year. For more information about Olin Fine Arts Center, tickets and a schedule of events, call 724-223-6546.

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