PipeChat Digest #2399 - Wednesday, September 26, 2001
Dennis James performs at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre - x-post
  by <MUSCUR@aol.com>
  by "colin-hulme@bctalk.net" <colin-hulme@bctalk.net>
Heading to Ann Arbor Oct 8 (X-posting)
  by "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org>
Conducting opportunity (X-posted) ... not as off-topic as you might  thin
  by <quilisma@socal.rr.com>

(back) Subject: Dennis James performs at Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre - x-post From: <MUSCUR@aol.com> Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 17:22:01 EDT   News from the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT   Wednesday, October 18 7:00 PM ROMOLA A Celebration of the Egyptian's 79th Birthday! : Theatre organist Dennis James appears one night only at the Egyptian = Theatre in Hollywood, CA. On screen will be the rarely seen Lillian Gish silent = film feature ROMOLA shown in a restored 35 mm archive print. With the = theatre's Mighty WurliTzer pipe organ currently being restored for future = installation, James will perform at an Allen GW-series electronic instrument installed especially for this screening.   Back in 1924 Lillian and Dorothy Gish, William Powell and Ronald Colman together made the film entitled ROMOLA (based on the novel by George Eliot =   that was published in 1862) at a studio near to Florence in Italy. Both = Gish and Powell held this film in high regard and mentioned it repeatedly in their later years. Unfortunately the film was inaccessible to them since = it survived in a single print held in a private collection. This only known copy of the film was obtained by the Stanford Theatre Foundation in Palo Alto, California, an organization that has overseen the complete = restoration and printing of the film in 35 mm format with recreated color tints. This =   work was been done over a two year period by the UCLA Film and Television Archive in Los Angeles.   Film preservationist David W. Packard remarked at the Stanford Theatre = (Palo Alto, CA) debut screening of the ROMOLA print restoration, " . . . those = of you who normally come to the Stanford Theatre know very well that silent films are never silent, and especially that every silent here at the = Stanford Theatre is with the wonderful Wurlitzer organ accompaniment that we have. = A film of this kind, like ROMOLA really requires a marvelous epic score, and =   there's no one in the world who could possibly do a better job of this = than Dennis James."   Full details of all programs are at http://www.egyptiantheatre.com Remember, updates/changes to the schedule always appear on the website. = For a chronological list of films click here: http://www.egyptiantheatre.com/mastercalendar.htm   At the Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd. between McCadden Place and = Las Palmas Avenue.   For information send e-mail to info@americancinematheque.com, call 323.466.3456 or see http://www.egyptiantheatre.com   Ticket Prices: $8 general / $7 Seniors 65 + and students (with valid ID) / $6 Members   Box office open Tues.- Sun. 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM or during evening programs. Address changes should be sent to andrewpcrane@hotmail.com   The American Cinematheque is a non-profit 501 3 (3) organization.      
(back) Subject: test From: "colin-hulme@bctalk.net" <colin-hulme@bctalk.net> Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2001 23:06:16 +0100   I have not received any posts for a couple of days. Just testing.   Colin  
(back) Subject: Heading to Ann Arbor Oct 8 (X-posting) From: "TommyLee Whitlock" <tommylee@whitlock.org> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 00:50:46 -0400   Hi all, I will be heading up to Ann Arbor on business for the week of Oct 8 and wondering if there are list members I might meet there some evening for dinner.   I am also wondering about getting at a practice organ during my stay = there.   Please reply to me off list.   Cheers, TommyLee Whitlock      
(back) Subject: Conducting opportunity (X-posted) ... not as off-topic as you might think ... read on: From: <quilisma@socal.rr.com> Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2001 00:43:24 -0700   My friend Chris Daniels at the Budapest Festival Orchestra has asked me to post this.   The connection with organs and organists is this: they have discovered that the ONE group of musicians who consistently have ALL the prerequisites for the program, and PARTICULARLY the KEYBOARD skills ... is ... you guessed it ... ORGANISTS! (grin).   So he asked me to post this to the organ lists.   Cheers,   R.H. "Bud" Clark Organist/Choirmaster St. Matthew's Anglican Catholic Church Newport Beach CA USA   *******************************   The Budapest Festival Orchestra Foundation Iv=E1n Fischer, Music Director & The Central European University, Budapest   2002-2003 Student Assistant Conductor Program   Applications are being taken.   =B7 Auditions and testing take place in Budapest on January 3 and 4, 2002.   =B7 Successful candidates are to spend ten months with the Budapest Festival Orchestra & the Op=E9ra National de Lyon beginning in September 2002 acting as conducting assistants and studying with Iv=E1n Fischer in individual and group lessons. =B7 Only highly qualified young conductors should apply. =B7 Candidates are required to play piano well, both solo music and orchestra scores. =B7 Candidates are required to sight read easy musical scores (i.e. classical symphonies) at the piano. =B7 Candidates will be required to identify mistakes played by the orchestra. =B7 Candidates will be asked to conduct a work chosen a few weeks in advance of the test. =B7 Candidates will be asked to rehearse the orchestra. =B7 There will be a conversation with Iv=E1n Fischer to test the candidat= es' musical and cultural knowledge. =B7 The best candidates will be chosen to a maximum of three student conducting assistants.   Tuition and student welfare (housing, meals, etc.) for the ten month program total approximately $12,000 USD.   The Budapest Festival Orchestra Foundation is now taking applications for the Student Assistant Conductor Program. Applicants should contact Christopher Daniels, Executive Assistant to the Music Director, by fax at telephone number: (36 1) 342 6061 or by email: danielsc@matavnet.hu to announce their intention to apply and send their r=E9sum=E9s by email attachment. Applicants may also mail their r=E9sum=E9s to:   Christopher Daniels Executive Assistant to the Music Director Budapest Festival Orchestra Foundation Andr=E1ssy =FAt 27 III. Emelet 5. H-1061 Budapest HUNGARY   Further information on Iv=E1n Fischer and The Budapest Festival Orchestra is available at websites: www. ivanfischer.org and www.bfz.hu