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Classic Film Series: Great Scores

Timeless Silver Screen Classics featuring some of Cinema’s Greatest Movie Scores of All Time.

From Leonard Bernstein’s evocative score to “On The Waterfront” to Aaron Copland’s breathtaking orchestration on “The Heiress”, join us at the Lark for four glorious Sundays of sweeping, swooning, dramatic movie scores from Hollywood’s Golden Era.

With tea reception and conversation with special guest composers and musicians.

 

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On the Waterfront

Rating: Not Rated   Released: 1954  Length: 1hr 48min

On the Waterfront

On the Waterfront

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Sun, Feb 10 3:30pm Buy Tickets
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** WINNER OF 8 ACADEMY AWARDS® Including: **
Best Music/Scoring of a Motion Picture – Leonard Bernstein
Best Picture
Best Director – Elia Kazan
Best Supporting Actress – Eva Marie Saint
Best Supporting Actors – Karl Malden, Rod Steiger, Lee J. Cobb

Music by Leonard Bernstein
Leonard Bernstein wrote only one original film score in his career, for Elia Kazan’s classic film, “On the Waterfront”. Bernstein was pursued for the picture in part because of the prestige his name would lend to the production.

Synopsis: Dockworker Terry Malloy  had been an up-and-coming boxer until powerful local mob boss, Johnny Friendly, persuaded him to throw a fight. When a longshoreman is murdered before he can testify about Friendly’s control of the Hoboken waterfront, Terry teams up with the dead man’s sister Edie to testify against Johnny Friendly.

Ron Ramin

Ron Ramin
Guest Host (January 13, February 10 and February 17)

Chances are that you’ve heard the music of award-winning composer Ron Ramin. He has composed the musical scores for more than 250 hours of US network television, including 20 prime-time series and more than 30 original movies/miniseries.

Born and raised in New York City, Ron studied piano with
 Genia Robinor and earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University. He studied composition and orchestration with Milton Babbitt and composed for Princeton’s famed musical comedy troupe, the Princeton Triangle Club. Upon graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a film composer. He also studied privately with Albert Harris and Anthony Vazzana (composition and orchestration) and William Kettering (conducting). His thematic and soaring orchestral approach has been rewarded with a CableACE Award and a Primetime EMMY nomination, plus Most Performed Awards from both BMI and ASCAP.

** MORE GUEST SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED! STAY TUNED. **

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Brief Encounter

Rating: Not Rated   Released: 1945  Length: 1hr 26min

Brief Encounter

Brief Encounter

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Cannes Film Festival Grand Prize Winner – Feature Film

Music by Sergei Rachmaninoff
The soundtrack prominently features the Piano Concerto No. 2 by Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff, played by Australian pianist and musician Eileen Joyce.

Synopsis: After a chance meeting on a train platform, a married doctor (Trevor Howard) and a suburban housewife (Celia Johnson) begin a muted but passionate, and ultimately doomed, love affair. With its evocatively fog-enshrouded setting, swooning Rachmaninoff score, and pair of remarkable performances (Johnson was nominated for an Oscar), this film, directed by David Lean and based on Noël Coward’s play Still Life deftly explores the thrill, pain, and tenderness of an illicit romance, and has influenced many a cinematic brief encounter since its release.

Ron Ramin

Ron Ramin
Guest Host (January 13, February 10 and February 17)

Chances are that you’ve heard the music of award-winning composer Ron Ramin. He has composed the musical scores for more than 250 hours of US network television, including 20 prime-time series and more than 30 original movies/miniseries.

Born and raised in New York City, Ron studied piano with
 Genia Robinor and earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University. He studied composition and orchestration with Milton Babbitt and composed for Princeton’s famed musical comedy troupe, the Princeton Triangle Club. Upon graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a film composer. He also studied privately with Albert Harris and Anthony Vazzana (composition and orchestration) and William Kettering (conducting). His thematic and soaring orchestral approach has been rewarded with a CableACE Award and a Primetime EMMY nomination, plus Most Performed Awards from both BMI and ASCAP.

** MORE GUEST SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED! STAY TUNED. **