A number of international performances of Carl Davis’ silent film scores feature this summer – in advance of the composer’s 85th birthday in October.
On 9 July, Davis’ 90-minute score to the silent film, Lady Windermere’s Fan, will make its appearance for the first time in the UK at Menuhin Hall, Yehudi Menuhin School. Students of the school will form the piano trio for the performance with the composer conducting alongside the film. Davis will give a pre-concert talk prior to the screening.
More information on the screening here.
Davis’ 2018 score to Ernst Lubitsch’s 1925 adaptation of the Oscar Wilde’s comedy play is the most recent addition to his silent film music catalogue. Other current screening events include a run of screenings of Behind the Screen, Easy Street, The Rink at Cinema Excelsior, Switzerland in May, and Ben-Hur at Tonhalle Maag, Zurich on 1-2 July.