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Piano Concerto No. 2: Chaplin's Tramp

  • Elgin Short Film Festival, Elgin, IL Hemmens Cultural Center Elgin, IL USA (map)
 Pianist Yana Reznick

Pianist Yana Reznick

Chamber Music on the Fox presents a free, live chamber music performance of Daron Hagen's new score to Charlie Chaplin's film, The Tramp, as part of this year's Elgin Short Film Festival.

Elgin, IL--In collaboration with the Elgin Short Film Festival, Chamber Music on the Fox presents a screening of Charlie Chaplin's The Tramp along with a live chamber music performance to accompany the silent movie. With a new score written for the centennial of this classic film from the silent era, the performance will combine an old film (from 1915) with a new piece of music composed by Hagen in 2015. The performance will take place as part of the Film Festival events on Saturday, September 23rd, and will feature a 7-piece ensemble including internationally-acclaimed pianist Yana Reznick.

 Co-Artistic Director Sara Sitzer

Co-Artistic Director Sara Sitzer

"We are thrilled about being part of such a culturally rich festival, and are delighted to be bringing live music to a program that has traditionally been only film," noted Chamber Music on the Fox Co-Artistic Director Sara Sitzer.

The performance will take place in The Hemmens Cultural Center at 5:30 PM, shortly before the Elgin Short Film Festival's red carpet reception. Admission to The Tramp is included with the purchase of a $7 ticket to the Film Festival. To purchase tickets to the festival, visit the Hemmens box office, call 847-931-5900, or go online to

Founded by Elgin Symphony Orchestra musicians Mark Fry and Sara Sitzer, Chamber Music on the Fox is a world-class chamber music series serving Elgin and the greater Fox Valley region, whose mission is to oresent engaging, enriching, and immersive performances and cultural experiences that enhance and enrich the cultural offerings of the area. Their fourth season includes performances by many of the finest artists in Chicago and the Fox Valley regions. For more information, see

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Earlier Event: September 16
Later Event: September 24
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