Not-So-Silent Night

On Friday, April 10 at 7 pm UNO’s Music and Film programs team up to bring you Not-So-Silent Night, an evening of classic silent films accompanied by new music composed by UNO students and performed live.  The free event takes place in the friendly Nims Theatre in the Performing Arts Center on the Lakefront campus.  Guest musicians include members of the acclaimed New York-based group, Contemporaneous, and local stars Jonathan Freilich, Steve Orejudos, Doug Therrien, and Dieter S.  
Films include Man Ray’s Le Retour a la Raison, Edwin S. Porter’s The Life of an American Fireman, Ghosts Before Breakfast and Inflation by Hans Richter, and The Sinking of the Lusitania, the first animated film to use cel technology.  UNO student composers include keyboardist Bill Malchow, Byron Asher, J.P. Carmody, Robin Sherman, Meijah Lieteau, Soren Andrade, Shawn Myers, and Darrion Bailey.  Professors Henry Griffin (Film) and Yotam Haber (Music) are spearheading the project.  
Contemporaneous, founded at Bard College in 2010, is in its second residency at the University of New Orleans. The New York City-based group has premiered more than  60 works, many of them large-scale pieces by emerging composers.  At UNO, they conduct master classes and work one-on-one with students. They will also be performing in concert Saturday, April 11 at 7 pm in UNO’s Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.
For more information call 280-6381 or email

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