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(Un)Silent Film Night: The Gold Rush

Friday, March 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm

John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003

The New School’s College of Performing Arts and Bill Irwin welcome the public to the fifth edition of (Un)Silent Film Night, a performance series in which The College of Performing Arts Theater Orchestra performs live music to classic silent films. 
Under the baton of music director, trumpeter, and performance artist, Mark Gould, the CoPA Theater Orchestra, composed of students from Mannes School of Music and The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, will perform Charlie Chaplin’s original score to his classic silent film, The Gold Rush (1925).

Previous editions of this popular event have drawn capacity crowds to the 400-seat Tishman Auditorium and have been hosted by Matthew Broderick, Rob Bartlett, and Ed Rothstein. The series has been critical in advancing the resurgence of film screenings with live music and has presented the world premier of works composed for The Birds, The Immigrant (by Nathan Kamal and Alexis Cuadrado respectively), and an NYC Premier of a score by Hollywood composer Craig Marks for the film Sherlock, Jr. 

About The Gold Rush
The Gold Rush is a 1925 American comedy film written, produced, and directed by Charlie Chaplin. The film stars Chaplin in his Little Tramp persona. The Gold Rush was a huge success in the US and worldwide. Chaplin proclaimed at the time of its release that this was the film for which he wanted to be remembered. (from Wikipedia) 

Sponsored by the College of Performing Arts.

Event Type

Film and Media Screenings, Music Performances


General Public


Performing Arts


All Orientation


College of Performing Arts, Mannes School of Music, School of Drama, School of Jazz


Film, Music


Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

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