The Columbia Orchestra's first commissioned score provides new music for an old movie. It commissioned Washington, D.C.-based composer Andrew Earle Simpson to compose a score for Buster Keaton's 1920 silent film "One Week."
This score's world premiere accompanies a screening of the film on Saturday, Jan. 31, at 7:30 p.m., at the Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School.
The 20-minute-long "One Week" promises to be a highlight of a concert program that also includes three pieces of classical music that Columbia Orchestra music director Jason Love said have "a strong visual element."
In "One Week," Keaton plays a just-married...