Concert with Chaplin and Keaton

Maison symphonique August 13, 2022

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The OSM presents two monumental figures of the silent film: Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton. Enjoy their timeless humour in Behind the Screen (1916) and The Blacksmith (1922), both slapstick comedies in which the protagonists display a series of blunders and right moves. For this highly unique evening, screenings will be enhanced with live accompaniment by three seasoned improvisers: clarinetist André Moisan, percussionist Michel Berthiaume and organist Jean-Willy Kunz. There’s no telling what this cinematic concert has in store for us! 

Film, The Blacksmith (1922), directed by Buster Keaton (22 min)
Film, Behind the Screen (1916), directed by Charlie Chaplin (24 min)


  • Venue : Maison symphonique
  • Producer / Presenter : Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM)
  • Artists : André Moisan (clarinets and saxophones), Michel Berthiaume (drum and percussions), Jean-Willy Kunz (OSM organist-in-residence)
  • Language : English surtitles and French subtitles
  • Program and artists : subject to change without notice
  • Concert previously named : Branford Marsalis and Jean-Willy Kunz in Recital Cinematic Organ
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