WT Symphony presents Charlie Chaplin's 'The Gold Rush'

Chaplin relaxes with the dance hall girls on the set of "The Gold Rush," 1925. (Photo: ABC News)

West Texas A&M University is bringing back live cinema with the WT Symphony.

WTAMU said the Symphony will present Charlie Chaplin's 1925 silent film The Gold Rush in the Mary Moody Northern Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29.

The soundtrack for the film, composed by Dr. Ching-chu Hu, will be performed by the WT Symphony in synchronization of the film under the direction of conductor Dr. Mark Bartley.

According to WTAMU, Hu was asked by the orchestra to write the score and the performance on Oct. 29 will be the premiere performance.

"Our audience asked for live cinema to come back, and here it is," Dr. Mark Bartley, associate professor of music, said. "We are thrilled to offer this classic Chaplin comedy everyone will enjoy."

WTAMU said they have done performances in synchronization was silent films such as Phantom of the Opera, City Lights, and The Kid in the past. Those past performances have all sold out.

Those with a Buff Gold Card can get tickets to the performance for free. All other general admission tickets are $5 and people can reserve advance tickets by calling the WTAMU School of Music at (806)651-2840.

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