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Fort Dodge Area Symphony to present ‘The Immigrant’

The Fort Dodge Area Symphony will present the silent movie “The Immigrant,” starring Charlie Chaplin, for its February concert.

The concert, conducted by Joshua Barlage, will feature live music accompaniment to original music by Andrew Simpson.

“We are calling this concert Symphonic Cinema because all of the pieces on this program have a cinematic nature; evoking the pleasing sonic feelings you enjoy from your favorite movie soundtracks,” Barlage said. “This concert is full of melody, recognizable tunes and is perfect for both the long-time music enthusiast and first-time concert goer.

“I am especially excited to perform Andrew Simpson’s original music as live accompaniment to one of Charlie Chaplin’s classic silent movies, “The Immigrant.” And, as a special symphonic treat, we will end our concert with music from Robin Hood, which includes some of the very best music ever written for film.”

Also featured will be Stravinsky’s delightfully quirky “Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra,” the lush and melodic “The Merry Widow Overture,” fierce and fiery music from Gonoud’s “Faust,” and a fanfare by Alexandra du Bois inspired by the 2009 inauguration of President Obama.

The concert will conclude with the action-packed opening music from the film “Robin Hood.”

Tickets are $10 (free for students) and can be purchased at Rieman Music or at the door on the day of the show.

Symphonic Cinema

What: Fort Dodge Area Symphony Symphonic Cinema

When: Feb. 16 at 3 p.m.

Where: Fort Dodge Middle School, 800 N. 32nd St.

Cost: $10 (free for students)