Join your friends and neighbors in reading Helen Hunt Jackson's novel, Ramona. Then join us for some very special events celebrating this classic American book.
Ramona, Behind the Scenes: A brown bag lunch with Mont Alto Orchestra's Rodney Sauer
Join us for a special ONE BOOK STEAMBOAT Brown Bag Lunch as we talk about the many and varied film versions of Ramona with Mont Alto pianist and silent film historian Rodney Sauer. Before you watch Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra play an original score for the 1928 silent film production of Ramona, hear Sauer talk about the film's behind-the-scenes stories and the process of compiling a live score Sauer's extensive research includes finding some surviving materials from the original presentation in Los Angeles that show that a few scenes were cut from the film before its general release.
BYO lunch. Beverages will be provided.
About Rodney Sauer
Rodney Sauer, Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra's pianist and score compiler, studied at the Oberlin Conservatory while majoring in Chemistry at Oberlin College, and has appeared as piano soloist with the Boulder Sinfonia. He is an avid student of silent film music, and his article on the history and use of "photoplay music" was published in the American Music Research Center Journal. He is a frequent performer in various participatory dance genres from early 20th century ballroom dance to morris and contra dance. He also plays solo improvised silent film scores, although the Mont Alto Orchestra is his major musical endeavor. In 2001 he won a Musical grant from the Arts and Humanities Assembly of Boulder.
THIS EVENT IS GENEROUSLY SPONSORED BY BEAR CLAW CONDOMINIUMS/BREO, INC.