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No Silent Treatment Here: Piano Students Provide Soundtrack for Celebration of Classic Silent Movies

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A Tempo this Saturday (6/4) hears from students who will play music to accompany several classic silent films later this month.

Film scores may have become common fare for today's symphony orchestras, but long before them, musicians are artists provided live accompaniment to silent films, following along and often improvising to match the action. Students at the New School for Music Study in Kingston, NJ, will have the opportunity to play along with several classic silent movies for a Silent Film Celebration on June 11.

A Tempo host Rachel Katz this week will speak with Angela Triandafillou Jones, the school's Admissions Director and a teacher, about the benefit concert and how the students are preparing, and also with two of the students.

This week's program will also include an interview with Alicia Brozovich, a founder of The Lotus Project in Trenton and the Capital Philharmonic of New Jersey, about an upcoming concert to benefit Ukrainian relief efforts June 11.