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“The Hunchback of Notre Dame” classic 1923 silent film with live musical accompaniment

Category: Theater/Shows/Concerts

Start: Nov 15, 2017 6:00 PM

End: Nov 15, 2017 8:30 PM

The Historic New Orleans Collection, 533 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA

THNOC to screen classic silent 1923 film “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” with live musical accompaniment



WHO: The Historic New Orleans Collection with pianist Karol Mossakowski



WHAT: The 15th Les Comédiens Français Lecture



WHEN: Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 • 6–8:30 p.m.



WHERE: THNOC’s Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres St., New Orleans, Louisiana



HOW: Admission is $15, $5 for THNOC members, and free for Caillot Circle, Jackson Society Laussat Society and Bienville Circle members. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling (504) 523-4662 or emailing wrc@hnoc.org. This program will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Reservations will be held until 5 minutes before the start of the program at which time any unclaimed seats will be released to the public.



WHY: “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” Universal’s 1923 film version of Victor Hugo’s “Notre-Dame de Paris,” catapulted actor Lon Chaney into stardom and featured a built-to-scale façade of the famous cathedral. For the 15th Les Comédiens Français Lecture, THNOC will screen the silent film with live, improvised musical accompaniment by former St. Louis Cathedral young-artist-in-residence, pianist Karol Mossakowski.

Born in Poland into a family of musicians, Mossakowski started studying the piano and the organ with his father at the age of 3 and went on to study at the Poznań Music Academy and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris. Winner of numerous international competitions, Mossakowski is well known for his improvised silent movie accompaniments and recently appeared at the Quebec City Film Festival and the Lumière Festival of Lyon.

Admission is $15 for the public, $5 for THNOC members, and free for THNOC’s Caillot Cirlce, Jackson Society, Laussat Society and Bienville Circle members. Advanced reservations are required and may be made by calling (504) 523-4662 or emailing wrc@hnoc.org. This program will begin promptly at 6 p.m. Reservations will be held until 5 minutes before the start of the program at which time any unclaimed seats will be released to the public. Visit www.hnoc.org for more information.

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About the Les Comédiens Français Lecture series

The theater group Les Comédiens Français was organized in 1934 to promote, foster and perpetuate the French language and culture in New Orleans. After presenting more than 50 years of stage productions, the organization disbanded and established the lecture series at The Historic New Orleans Collection.
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