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STEVEN BALL, Wurlitzer Pipe Organ

March 14, 2020

 

STEVEN BALL, Wurlitzer Pipe Organ
Harold Lloyd’s Safety Last (1923)
Silent film with live musical accompaniment

Date/Time(s): Sat, Mar 14, 2020, 7pm

Seating: Reserved

Tickets: $10
Add’l per-ticket processing fees apply: $2 (online only)

On-Sale Date: Fri, July 19, 2019, 10am

A special treat! Maestro Steven Ball will perform live on the Virginia’s restored Hope Jones Wurlitzer Pipe Organ to the Harold Lloyd silent classic Safety Last! (Not Rated, 1 hour, 13 min).

This 1923 romantic comedy includes one of the most famous images ever from the silent film era: Harold Lloyd clutching the hands of a large clock face as he dangles from the outside of a skyscraper above moving traffic. The picture was very successful financially and also critically, and it cemented Lloyd’s status as a major figure in early motion pictures.

Dr. Steven Ball studied at the University of Michigan where he went on to both teach and serve as University Carillonneur and became the Director of the famous Stearns Collection of Musical Instruments. His impressive and varied career includes extensive touring throughout the world as a silent film accompanist, theater organist, and concert organist. He has recently been named Director of Sacred Music at the Oratory of St. Francis de Sales in St Louis, Missouri.

For more, visit www.stevenball.com

 

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Date:
March 14, 2020
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Organizer

Virginia Theatre
Phone:
217.356.9063
Email:
virginia@cparkdistrict.com
Website:
https://thevirginia.org

Venue

Virginia Theatre
203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Phone:
217.356.9063
Website:
https://thevirginia.org/