Music and Film
Hear new sounds for silent films when School of Music chamber groups perform their own original film scores for silent movie shorts. The screening also features the performance of an original score for Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Music & Film composer-in-residence, Maria Newman.
Commended by the United States Congress for her work in the field of classical music composition and performance, Maria Newman (b. Los Angeles, CA, USA) is an award-winning composer, violinist, violist, pianist, conductor and pedagogue. Newman has become a visible symbol in modern classical music, deriving her living from commissions and performances. Maria Newman’s extensive library of scintillating and highly discussed works represents a range of genres, from large-scale orchestral works, works for the ballet, chamber works, large choral works and vocal solo, song cycle and chamber works, to original collaborative musical scores for a large number of historic silent films.