November 6, 2012

Gallery at FRCC-Westminster to Feature ‘Music for Silent Film’ Nov. 15

Rodney Sauer, director of the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, will discuss and play “Music for Silent Film” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the Visual and Performing Arts Gallery at Front Range Community College.

Sauer’s focus for the evening will be the silent films of comedic legend Buster Keaton.

Sauer, a pianist and score compiler, studied at the Oberlin Conservatory. He has appeared as piano soloist with the Boulder Sinfonia and is a published scholar on the history of American film music.

His orchestra has scored more than a hundred silent films and appears regularly at the Telluride Film Festival, the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, the Silent Film Society of Chicago, and the Kansas Silent Film Festival. It has toured around the United States from Films at Lincoln Center in New York to Grauman’s Egyptian Theater on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.

The gallery is Room C1660 at the Westminster Campus, 3645 W. 112th Ave., Westminster. Admission is free. Seating is limited.

Concertgoers also can view an art exhibition of printed and digital work by Multimedia Graphics Technology students.

For further information, contact Kevin Garry, music faculty and gallery co-director, at (303) 404-5590.

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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education. CCCS serves more than 162,000 students annually. The system oversees career and academic programs in the 13 state community colleges and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and six other post-secondary institutions.

About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a somewhat-frequent bicycle commuter, a certified soccer referee, and a newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.

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