JASON ROBERTS ACCOMPANIES THE SILENT FILM
Friday, February 17, 2017 at 7:30 pm
For the last several years, Jason Roberts has performed an improvised live interpretation to many great silent films on the mammoth Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ at St. Bart's.
In 2017 Jason accompanied one of Buster Keaton's great silent classics, "The General." The film was inspired by the Great Locomotive Chase of 1862, and is an action-packed comedy adventure.
Over the past two years, Jason Roberts has improvised the organ accompaniment to St. Bartís screenings of The Wind starring Lillian Gish and the Buster Keaton classic Steamboat Bill, Jr.
St. Bart's Associate Director of Music, Organist, and the Director of the Boy and Girl Choristers since 2014, Jason is a sought-after recitalist in the U.S. and an avid improviser.
The audience experienced what the film would have been like for its first audiences in 1927!