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PLEASE NOTE: Because the Coronavirus pandemic is sometimes causing postponements and cancellations, and because I maintain this website on a part-time basis, this may not be the most recent information on these performances. Please check the venues for the most up-to-date information.

October 14, 2022

Beverly of Graustark   

Louisville Arts Center, Grant & Pine, Louisville Colorado   

Rodney Sauer will accompany this newly rediscovered film on solo piano at the Louisville Arts Center. Beverly of Graustark is one of the scores of stories following in the footsteps of The Prisoner of Zenda. Comedienne Marion Davies plays Beverly Calhoun of New Jersey, who accompanies her cousin (Creighton Hale) to reclaim the crown of the kingdom of Graustark, a place of dark mountains, castles, treacherous officers, and wild gender-bending plot twists. Beverly tries to save her cousin’s throne from an evil henchman, and capture the heart of a handsome goat herder (by Antonio Moreno). 77 minutes.

Tickets are free, but reservations are required!

October  27 (Thursday), 2022

Nosferatu (1922)

The Longmont Museum

In many ways the most unsettling vampire film was one of the first. Experience the world premiere of the Mont Alto Orchestra's new compiled score for this film, using some of the creepiest music published by German and American photoplay music composers. The Longmont Museum's auditorum features excellent acoustics and one of the finest pianos in Colorado, and we always enjoy performing there. Tickets at the Longmont Museum Website.

November 17

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923)

Kiggins Theater, Vancouver WA

Lon Chaney's portrayal of Victor Hugo's tragic bell-ringer set a new standard for lavish Hollywood spectacles. The creation of medieval Paris, and Chaney's layered interpretation of the outcast, made this film a huge success. Our musical score borrows elements from the three surviving historical scores for the film: the road show score, the first cue sheet score, and the cue sheet for a 1927 revival release. This screening will feature Rodney Sauer performing with members of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.  

December 3

San Francisco Silent Film Festival "Day of Silents." 

Castro Theater 

Mont Alto will be accomanying two NEW film scores for charming light comedies at the Castro Theater in San Francisco, as part of their annual Day of Silents in December. Schedule to be announced!