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Kentucky Symphony Orchestra: A Parting Opus


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British comedic actor, writer, director, composer Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) became one of Hollywood’s biggest stars of the silent-film era. Chaplin’s trademark character “The Tramp” incorporated pantomime and quirky movements to create an iconic figure that appeared in most of his films from 1914-36. The KSO will screen his 1928 film The Circus , as it performs Chaplin’s own 1967 revised score (restored for live performance by Timothy Brock). Following an intermission, the KSO turns to Hugh Jackman’s portrayal of P.T. Barnum in the 2017 film — The Greatest Showman . Composers Benj Pasek & Justin Paul penned the film score and popular tunes “This Is It”, “From Now On” and others, for which the KSO and a local cast will present several selections in this old and new musical/theatrical double-bill.