Atlas Presents Silent Film
Featuring live, original music by Curator and Resident Musician for the Atlas Silent Film Series, Andrew Earle Simpson
Performances begin at 3 pm
This holiday season, Andrew Earle Simpson performs a fairy-dust sprinkled original score for the beloved silent film, Peter Pan (Herbert Brenon, dir., 1924). Introduce your youngsters to the magic of classic cinema through this whimsical tale of Peter Pan and Wendy, the lost boys, and Captain Hook. Live actors will add to the magic of the tale by performing narration and dialogue.
Andrew Earle Simpson is Curator and Resident Musician for the Atlas Silent Film Series. A renowned and accomplished composer, conductor, and performer, he is the Resident Film Accompanist at the National Gallery of Art, and appears regularly at the Library of Congress, AFI Silver Theater, and many venues across the United States and abroad. He is Professor of Music at the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music at The Catholic University of America, where he teaches composition, music theory, and courses in film and music.
Professor Simpson creates live, improvised scores as well as fully-composed scores to accompany silent films. The Atlas screenings feature live piano accompaniment, with scores designed to support and enhance the comic and dramatic elements of each film.