ABOUT THE SILENT MOVIE
In the last film he made during the silent era, Charlie Chaplin revels in the art of the circus. Wrongfully accused of criminal acts, the Little Tramp unwittingly ducks into a big top, where his bumbling attempts to avoid pursuing police officers earn the laughter and applause of the circus-goers. Impressed, the ringmaster decides to employ the tramp as an entertainer. In between getting trapped in a lion’s cage and partaking in clumsy high wire escapades, he falls for a beautiful show performer, who unfortunately has eyes for a daring tightrope acrobat.
ABOUT MARK ANDERSEN
Mark Andersen is an internationally known theatre and classical organist. He has been the organist for the Boston Symphony and Boston Pops under Arthur Fiedler, head staff music arranger for NBC in New York, Artist in Residence for both Hammond Castle in Massachusetts and Daniels Recital Hall in Seattle, Washington. He designs pipe organ control systems for Artisan Instruments in Seattle and records for International Artists Foundation both on CD, DVD, and live Television via the weekly TV program “Crescendo!” heard nationally on Time Warner and Comcast Cable. Mark has over 35 recordings on CD published to date and has twice won the International Composer’s Competition in Amsterdam, Holland. He has been a featured artist at three American Theatre Organ Society Conventions and enjoys the Big Band style of music from the 20s, 30s,and 40s. In the past Mark has taken lessons from both Jesse Crawford and George Wright. He now teaches both classical organ and theatre organ from his studio where he has 2 four Manual Organs, one theatre and one classical. Mark’s favorite composers are George Gershwin and Irving Berlin and he loves to take his audiences down memory lane.