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April 3, 2014
By Rachel Sielaff, media relations assistant
Northwest Missouri State University will transport an audience back to the 1930s-era French countryside when Hot Club of San Francisco presents “Cinema Vivant” as part of the University’s Encore performance series.
The performance begins at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, in the Mary Linn Auditorium at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts.
Hot Club of San Francisco will captivate the audience with an evening filled of vintage silent films accompanied by live gypsy swing music. “Cinema Vivant” features three films from the turn of the 20th century – “The Cameraman’s Revenge,” “The Mascot” and “There It Is.”
“We have never done something like this before,” said Angel McAdams Prescott, director of campus activities at Northwest. “This is an event where the music tells the story for the films that are played in the background. Music is really personal to people because of what it represents to them. This event allows the audience to create the story of what is happening on the screen, based on the music that is being played.”
The group formed from a mutual admiration of Django Reinhardt, a Parisian guitarist from the 1920s. Reinhardt, along with his group, used the Gypsy culture, the musicality of 1920s Paris and American Jazz to create the hot jazz style. There are Hot Clubs in Norway, Tokyo, New York and San Francisco honoring Django Reinhardt’s music.
Tickets for the show may be purchased at the Student Services Center, on the first floor of the Administration Building, between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or online. Ticket prices are $25 for adult orchestra, $23 for adult balcony, $15 for child orchestra, $13 for child balcony, and free for Northwest students.
For more information about the Encore season or to learn about donating to support the program, contact McAdams Prescott at firstname.lastname@example.org or 660.562.1226.
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