Join us Friday for KUHF's next Silent Film Concert: Metropolis

Come out this Friday at 7:30pm to downtown's Discovery Green for an outdoor concert and film presentation, as Austin's Golden Hornet Project performs a live, original soundtrack to Fritz Lang's 1927 sci-fi masterpiece Metropolis. Blankets and lawn chairs are recommended. Admission is FREE.

Sponsored in part by Houston Saengerbund and Discovery Green. Arrive early for pre-show entertainment by Houston Saengerbund at 7pm.
Silent Film Concert Schedule:

April 17, 2009 at 7:30pm
Metropolis (1927, Dir. Fritz Lang)
Performance by The Golden Hornet Project

May 22, 2009 at 8pm
Girl Shy (1924, Dir. Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor)
Performance by Two Star Symphony



ABOUT THE FILMS:

Metropolis (1927, Dir. Fritz Lang)
This silent science fiction film is set in a futuristic urban dystopia where society has been divided into two rigid groups: one of planners or thinkers, who live high above the earth in luxury, and another of workers who live underground toiling to sustain the lives of the privileged. The beautiful and evangelical figure Maria (Brigitte Helm) takes up the cause of the workers as the film examines a common science fiction theme of the day: the social crisis between workers and owners in capitalism.

Girl Shy (1924, Dir. Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor)
Harold Meadows (Lloyd) is a shy, stuttering bachelor working in a tailor shop, who is writing a guide book for other bashful young men, chapters from which are portrayed as fantasy sequences. Fate has him meet rich girl, Mary (Ralston), and they fall in love. But she is about to wed an already married man, so our hero embarks upon a hair-raising daredevil ride to prevent the wedding.



ABOUT THE BANDS:

Golden Hornet Project
Austin's own Golden Hornet Project (GHP) is unique a partnership between two composer/musicians, namely Graham Reynolds from the Golden Arm Trio and Peter Stopschinski of Brown Whörnet. Since 1999, GHP has collaborated to present the work of more than 30 composers in 25 concerts and premiered 8 new orchestral works and many more chamber pieces. GHP works to bridge the gap between the classical and nightclub band scenes in Austin, as well as finding a space in that same gap artistically. In 2002, GHP released a 20 CD box set of material culled from their concerts, collaborations, and related projects. The set was recognized by RollingStone.com as one of the "Top Ten CDs Under the Radar" for that year.
More at: www.goldenhornet.org

Two Star Symphony
Houston's most unusual string ensemble performing all original music. Since its inception in 2002, the group has played many venues from small bars to vast auditoriums, collaborated with local theaters and traveled to both coasts to perform. Their aim is to create new and diverse music that speaks to the collective conscience of a broad audience, with music evoking starkly sketched imagery: a drunken pirate walks the plank, a marionette gains its footing, a black cat turns and hisses, a poisoned apple is offered, and goblins attack. Their love for composing soundtracks brought them to The Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Two Star Symphony Orchestra has performed live to films such as "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari" and 24 short films from Unseen Cinema: "Experimental Treasures from the World's Leading Archives."  www.twostarsymphony.com

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