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Award-winning composers create original compositions for classics at
Silent Films Live 2 - Concerts to benefit Education Through Music–Los Angeles
Matinee show added May 4

April 22, 2019 (Hollywood, CA) — Composer Nathan Barr (True Blood, The Americans) will join Angel Velez, Conductor and Education Through Music-Los Angeles Associate Board member, to host Silent Films Live 2. Sponsored by BMI® (Broadcast Music, Inc.®), this star-studded event brings together highly-acclaimed film, television, and visual media composers to reimagine new scores for classic silent films. Enriching the silent film era theme, the event will take place at Bandrika Studios, a state-of-the-art structure custom-built to showcase Hollywood’s original 1,500 pipe Wurlitzer organ. The pipe organ dates back to 1928 when it resided on the Fox lot and was used in classic scores including Journey to the Center of the Earth and Patton. Both evenings of May 3rd and 4th will feature the silent film concert at 8pm, with a pre-concert interview and reception moderated by record executive Robert Townson. Tickets are going quickly for the newly-added matinee concert on May 4th taking place at 1pm - General Admission and Platinum Tickets Only. Original promotional art for Silent Films Live 2 will be auctioned off each evening. Tickets and information available at

Each concert will kick off with a live-to-picture performance of Toccata for Toy Trains with original score by Elmer Bernstein (Magnificent Seven, Ghostbusters) and new orchestration by Emilie Bernstein (World at War, Black Ops) followed by original compositions for the following silent films:

Der Golem - with music by Composer Nathan Barr (The Americans, True Blood)

A Trip to the Moon - with music by Vocalist/Songwriter Lisbeth Scott (Iron Man 2, Spiderman)

The Battleship Potemkin - with music by Composer Fil Eisler (Empire, Shameless)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde - with music by Trumpeter, Pianist, and Composer Arturo Sandoval (The Mambo Kings, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient)

Ben-Hur: A Tale of The Christ - with music by Composer Sean Callery (24, Homeland)

The Immigrant - with music by Composer Blake Neely (Supergirl, The Flash)

Downhill - with music by Composer, Orchestrator, and Arranger William Ross (The Tale of Despereaux, Ladder 49)


Proceeds from the event support ETM-LA’s In-School Music Education Program, which provides comprehensive music education to at-risk schools in underserved communities across Los Angeles County.


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ETM-LA addresses the need for increased resources in arts education through its mission to bring weekly, yearlong, comprehensive music education to every child in disadvantaged, at-risk schools. ETM-LA works with district administrators, school leaders, and community members to build a culture that embraces music education for every child. In its 13th year, ETM-LA has grown from serving two (2) schools and 800 children to serving 36 schools and 15,000 students across Los Angeles County this 2018-2019 school year.

For more information about ETM-LA, contact: | 818-433-7600