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Le Moyne College to Host Famed Silent Film Accompanist Donald Sosin

<p>Donald Sosin eschewed a traditional score in favor of a mix of blues, boogie-woogie, stride, and swing that perfectly match the film's jumping tempo and brought much of the crowd to its feet at the end."<br /> —Michael Schlesinger,<br /> SONY Classic<br /> <br /> <br /> SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Le Moyne College will host acclaimed silent film accompanist and composer Donald Sosin and singer Joanna Seaton on Sunday, September 23, at 5:30 p.m. at the Palace Theatre on James Street. The duo will provide live musical accompaniment and vocals for the 1933 classic film, “King Kong.” <br /> <br /> Donald Sosin performs frequently at Lincoln Center, at New York's major museums including the Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of the Moving Image, and at major festivals in the U.S. and Europe, including the Telluride Film Festival and Bologna’s Cinema Ritrovato.<br /> <br /> Joanna Seaton has appeared in numerous Off-Broadway shows and at the Kennedy Center. She has performed in concert with jazz great Dick Hyman and sung at many New York City landmarks including the Rainbow Room and the former World Trade Center.<br /> <br /> The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (315) 445-4247.</p>
posted on: 8/29/2007