the new school's college of performing arts presents (un)silent film night

The 8th edition of the popular event features Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times, accompanied by live music from the College of Performing Arts Theater Orchestra


The New School’s College of Performing Arts (CoPA) welcomes the public to the eighth edition of (Un)Silent Film Night, a series in which the CoPA 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 School of Jazz and Contemporary Music, will perform Charlie Chaplin’s original score (edited by Timothy Brock) to his classic silent film, Modern Times.

Previous editions of (Un)Silent Film Night have drawn capacity crowds to the 400-seat Tishman Auditorium and have been hosted by Matthew Broderick, Bill Irwin, Rob Bartlett, Ed Rothstein and Michael Bacon. The series has been critical in advancing the resurgence of film screenings with live music. Previous events in the series have presented the world premieres of works composed for The Birds and The Immigrant (by Nathan Kamal and Alexis Cuadrado respectively), an NYC premiere of a score by Hollywood composer Craig Marks for the film Sherlock, Jr., Charlie Chaplin’s original score for the film, Gold Rush, and more.


Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times




Friday, October 5th at 7:00 pm.


The New School's Tishman Auditorium, 63 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York

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

The College of Performing Arts at The New School was formed in the fall of 2015, bringing together Mannes School of Music, the iconic 100-year-old conservatory; the legendary New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and the innovative and ground-breaking School of Drama. With each school contributing its unique culture of excellence, the College of Performing Arts creates opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration, innovative education, and world-class performances. As part of the formation of The College, Mannes has moved into the newly renovated Arnhold Hall in Greenwich Village, a state-of-the-art facility designed especially for the performing arts. Also housed in Arnhold Hall are The School of Jazz and the School of Drama’s BFA program. As a part of The New School, students and faculty across the College of Performing Arts experience a supportive and rigorous environment with enhanced opportunities to collaborate with colleagues in a wide array of disciplines, from the visual arts and fashion design, to the social sciences, to public policy and advocacy, and more. CoPA has over 900 degree and diploma seeking students, including a variety of programs at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as Mannes Prep, a pre-college program with 400 students.

Founded in 1919, The New School was born out of principles of academic freedom, tolerance, and experimentation. Committed to social engagement, The New School today remains in the vanguard of innovation in higher education, with more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students challenging the status quo in design and the social sciences, liberal arts, management, the arts, and media. The New School welcomes thousands of adult learners annually for continuing education courses and calendar of lectures, screenings, readings, and concerts. Through its online learning portals, research institutes, and international partnerships, The New School maintains a global presence.


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Media Contact:

Will Wilbur, The New School
212.229.5667 x 3990

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