1920 Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde Silent Film Screening with Live Orchestration
Monday, October 30, 2023
Performance at 8:00PM | Doors at 7:30PM
Suggested Donation: $25 General Admission / $15 student, senior, etc.
None turned away for lack of funds, no pressure
Join us for a haunted All Hallow’s Eve with a screening of the 1920 classic silent horror film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The screening will be accompanied with a live orchestration by the musicians of the Fever Candlelight concert series, the Delachaise Ensemble, who will perform an original score composed by Jeff Pagano in celebration of the 103rd anniversary of this remarkable film that has had much influence in cinematic history and horror films.
Composer and pianist Jeff Pagano began performing piano at churches in his hometown of Memphis where he continued his education at the University of Memphis. He relocated to New Orleans and continued his musical education under organist and composer Albinas Prizgintas, who studied with the renowned French composer/organist Olivier Messaien. Pagano has scored the music for many films and plays, including the score for a play of Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein. His composition, “Songs for Sylvia Plath” was featured at the Sylvia Plath symposium, commemorating the 50-year anniversary of the release of Ariel.
Brazilian-born violinist Moises Bonella Cunha has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Brazil, Italy, Russia, and United States. Moises has been featured as a soloist with major Brazilian symphonic and chamber orchestras, including Bahia Symphony Orchestra, Porto Alegre Symphony Orchestra, and Theatro Sao Pedro Chamber Orchestra. Passionate about chamber music, Moises is Artistic DIrector of the Northern Neck Chamberfest, and a frequent artist at the Northern Neck Chamber Music Series in Virginia. Since 2018, Moises has served as Concertmaster and Artist-in-Residence of the Northern Neck Orchestra in Virginia and makes regular appearances with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra in New Orleans. Dr. Moises Cunha is director of the Crescent City String Academy and the Crescent City String Camp & Festival in New Orleans and currently performs regularly for the Fever Events Candlelight Concerts series throughout New Orleans.
Violinist Elizabeth Almond Cunha is the Co-Director of the Crescent City String Academy. As an orchestral musician, Elizabeth has performed with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Rapides Symphony Orchestra, Northern Neck Orchestra, Asheville Jazz Orchestra, and more. She has performed with popular artists including the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Sarah Brightman, and appeared in Showtime’s On Becoming a God in Central Florida. Elizabeth currently performs regularly for the Fever Events Candlelight Concerts series throughout New Orleans.
Jacob Fowler is a New Orleans-based cellist who is the Founding Director of the Surf and Sounds Chamber Music Series. Fowler frequently performs with the Houston and San Antonio Symphonies, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, and regarly for the Fever Candlelight concerts. He is also a Festival Artist at the Crescent City Chamber Music Festival in New Orleans and has performed with members of the Manhattan Chamber Players, Dover and Escher Quartets and the Lysander Trio at festivals around the world including the SXSW Festival in Austin. Mr. Fowler is a former tenured member of the Virginia Symphony Orchestra and former Principal Cellist of the Shen Yun Performing Arts Orchestra, with which he travelled throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.