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September 07, 2009

Snark Ensemble Performance Schedule

Upcoming Live Performances.

2013

Thursday, April 25
7:00PM
85 minutes

Mullen Library, May Galley
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC 20064

Masters of Silent Comedy
The Films:
The Rink (1916) – Charlie Chaplin
The Goat (1924) – Buster Keaton
Liberty (1929) – Laurel & Hardy
and other surprises

Guest soloists: Ben Redwine and Dale Barton, woodwinds

Open to the CUA Community. Free

Sunday, April 28
1:30PM
85 minutes

AFI Silver Theatre
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301.495.6700

Masters of Silent Comedy
The Films:
The Rink (1916) – Charlie Chaplin
The Goat (1924) – Buster Keaton
Liberty (1929) – Laurel & Hardy
and other surprises

Guest soloists: Ben Redwine and Dale Barton, woodwinds

Tickets $12/$10 AFI Members/$8 kids 12 and under. No passes accepted.
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Past Live Performances.
2012

Saturday, April 9
7:30PM
60 minutes

Library of Congress at Culpeper
Mount Pony Theater
Library of Congress
Packard Campus
19053 Mount Pony Road
Culpeper, VA 22701-7551
The Films:
Hello Baby (1925) – Charley Chase
Publicity Pays (1924) – Charley Chase
Liberty (1929) – Laurel & Hardy
and other surprises

Guest soloists: Ben Redwine and Dale Barton, woodwinds

Free

Friday, April 15
8:00PM
60 minutes

Dome @ Artisphere
1101 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, Virginia 22209
703-875-1100

Silents with the Snarks
The Films:
Stolen Goods (1924) – Charley Chase
One of the Family (1924) – Charley Chase
Hansom Cabman (1924)
and some novelties and surprises

Guest soloist: Kevin Dolan, woodwinds

Tickets $15/$12

Saturday, April 16
11:30AM
55 minutes

Dome @ Artisphere
1101 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, Virginia 22209
703-875-1100

Silents with the Snarks – for kids!
The Films:
Hello Baby (1925) – Charley Chase
Publicity Pays (1924) – Charley Chase
Liberty (1929) – Laurel & Hardy
and other surprises

Guest soloist: Ben Redwine and Dale Barton, woodwinds

Tickets $8/$6

More listing to be added soon!

2011

Friday, February 11
8:00PM
60 minutes

St. Ann’s Performing Arts Building
Randolph-Macon College
204 Henry Street
Ashland VA. 23005-5505

For more information contact
James Doering at
(804) 752-7298
or jdoering@rmc.edu.

The Sounds of Slapstick

The Films:
Young Oldfield (1924) – Charley Chase
Luck o’ the Foolish (1924) – Harry Langdon
Ice Cold Cocos (1926) — Billy Bevan, Andy Clyde

Guest soloists: Ben Redwine, woodwinds

This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, January 22
11:00AM
50 minutes

Dome @ Artisphere
1101 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, Virginia 22209
703-875-1100

“Silents with the Snarks – for kids! (and adults that like kids)”

Please note the recent change in the program!

The Films:
Young Oldfield (1924) – Charley Chase
Luck o’ the Foolish (1924) – Harry Langdon
Ice Cold Cocos (1926) — Billy Bevan, Andy Clyde

Guest soloists: Ben Redwine, woodwinds

Tickets $8 at the door / $6 seniors, military & kids

2010

Friday, December 3
8:00PM
80 minutes

Dome @ Artisphere
1101 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, Virginia 22209
703-875-1100

“Silents with the Snarks”
The Films:
Laurel & Hardy: Liberty
Harry Langdon: All Night Long
Buster Keaton: The Goat
and some surprises

Guest soloists: Ben Redwine and Dale Barton, woodwinds

Tickets $15 onsite

Saturday, September 25
7:30PM
70 minutes

Library of Congress at Culpeper
Mount Pony Theater
Library of Congress
Packard Campus
19053 Mount Pony Road
Culpeper, VA 22701-7551
The films:
Don’t Weaken (1920) — Ford Sterling, Charlie Murray
Ice Cold Cocos (1926) — Billy Bevan, Andy Clyde
Saturday Afternoon (1926) – Harry Langdon, Vernon Dent
Guest soloists: Ben Redwine and Dale Barton, woodwinds

Free

Saturday, July 24
4PM

National Gallery of Art
East Building Auditorium, 4th and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20565

The Films:
Harry Langdon in Fiddlesticks
Frank Capra’s Matinee Idol

Guest soloists:
Michael Cameron bass, Jeffry Newberger, violin, Ben Boker and Dale Barton, woodwinds

The first of two early Frank Capra films stars Johnnie Walker as a Broadway minstrel, recruited for a Civil War melodrama with a bottom-of-the-barrrel traveling tent show. Rediscovered in the vaults of the Cinémathèque Française, the long-lost The Matinee Idol is one of the director’s finest early comedies. (Frank Capra, 1928, 35 mm, 56 minutes)

Capra was co-screenwriter for the madcap Fiddlesticks, featuring famed comic Harry Langdon as he struggles to become a bona fide musician on his beloved bass fiddle. (Harry Edwards, 1927, 20 minutes)

Free

Saturday, July 17
10:30AM
1 hour

Slapsticon
Rosslyn Spectrum Theatre
1611 N. Kent St. (at Wilson)
Arlington, Virginia

The films:
The Sennett Spot

Shot in the Excitement (1914) — Al St. John, Alice Howell
Don’t Weaken (1920) — Ford Sterling, Charlie Murray
The Funnymooners (1925) — Ralph Graves
Ice Cold Cocos (1926) — Billy Bevan, Andy Clyde

Guest soloists: Ben Redwine and Dale Barton, woodwinds

Wednesday, April 28
Noon
60 minutes

Shakespeare Theatre Company
Sidney Harman Hall 610 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004.
202.547.1122

The Films:
Laurel & Hardy: Liberty
Harry Langdon: All Night Long
Buster Keaton: The Goat

Free

Thursday, April 22 at 7:30
Friday April 23 at 7:30
Saturday April 24 at 2:00 and 7:30
Sunday April 25 at 2:00
Full Evening/Afternoon

The Catholic University of America
Hartke Theater
3801 Harewood Rd, N.E.
Washington, DC 20017
202-319-4000 Hartke Box Office

Performing live incidental music to Bertold Brecht’s The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui. Music by andrew Earle Simpson, Directed by Eleanor Holdridge

Synopsis: In the midst of an economic crisis, a group of businessmen make a desperate deal with gangster Arturo Ui. What follows is a classic tale of a city held hostage by greed, corruption and violence. Brecht challenges the audience to consider how much freedom they would willingly give up for the sake of peace and prosperity.

Full Priced tickets are $12. Tickets are $8 for Senior Citizens (55+) and CUA Faculty, Staff and Alumni and $5 for students and children under the age of 12.

Saturday, April 17
Time 8PM
60 minutes

Cedar Lane Unitarian Church
8901 Cedar Lane
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel: 301-493-8300

The Films:
Laurel & Hardy: Liberty
Harry Langdon: All Night Long
Buster Keaton: The Goat

Guest soloists: Ben Redwine and Dale Barton, woodwinds

Tuesday, February 23
5:30PM
65 minutes plus discussion

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Route 193 (University Blvd.) and Stadium Drive on the campus of the University of Maryland.
301.405.ARTS

The Films:
Laurel & Hardy: Liberty
Harry Langdon: All Night Long
Charlie Bowers: There It Is

Guest soloists: Ben Redwine and Dale Barton, woodwinds

Part of the Take Five Series. A discussion with the Snark Ensemble follows the performance.

Free

2009

Tuesday, November 24
6PM
50 minutes

Millennium Stage: Kennedy Center
Kennedy Center
2700 F St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20566

The Films:
Laurel & Hardy: Liberty
Charley Chase: Publicity Pays
Charley Chase: Hello Baby

Guest soloists: Ben Redwine and Dale Barton, woodwinds

Free

Sunday, November 1
3PM
50 minutes plus instrument petting zoo

Greenbelt Community Center
15 Crescent Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770
301-397-2208

The Films:
Laurel & Hardy: Liberty
Charley Chase: Publicity Pays
Charley Chase: Hello Baby

Guest soloists: Ben Redwine and Dale Barton, woodwinds

Following the showing/performance the Snark Ensemble will hold a discussion about silent films, writing for silent films, and the wild array of instruments the ensemble uses to create a distinct sound world for each film.

Free

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Marsha Ventura · Dec 19, 09:04 AM · #

I enjoyed your performance at Slapsticon and hope you can return next year.

Chris Stallsmith · Jul 22, 11:40 AM · #

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