Orchestra I Pomeriggi Musicali in Milan, Italy presents the Charlie Chaplin Festival, featuring six Chaplin films with live orchestral accompaniment at Teatro Dal Verme from 16 February to 24 May 2020.
16 Feb - Modern Times conducted by Timothy Brock
15 Mar - The Gold Rush conducted by Helmut Imig
05 Apr - City Lights conducted by Frank Strobel
26 Apr - The Circus conducted by Adrian Prabava
24 May - A Dog’s Life conducted by Adrian Prabava
24 May - Shoulder Arms conducted by Adrian Prabava
La Paternelle, a Swiss nonprofit mutual insurance company supporting orphans, has organized a children’s play for 125 years. This year, the children’s troupe will be performing a show based on Charlie Chaplin which will take place inside a circus tent set up for the occasion in Lausanne.
In December 2019 the Japan Arts Council National Theatre in Tokyo will stage a revival of the 1931 kabuki show KOMORI NO YASUSAN, written by Kimura Kinka in 1931 and based on Chaplin’s City Lights. The show has been revived and revised by Ono Hiroyuki in collaboration with Matsumoto Koshiro the 10th, who will perform in the show. Here are the first photographs of Matsumoto Koshiro the 10th in costume for the performance:
Continuing our collaboration with [PIAS], we are excited to announce the release of Charlie Chaplin - The Complete Soundtracks 12-CD box set with 64-page booklet. This box set follows the double CD and double vinyl editions of the Charlie Chaplin Film Music Anthology released by [PIAS]/Le Chant Du Monde earlier this year.
Each CD comes in a cardboard sleeve with iconic Chaplin film stills illustrating the soundtracks within. Each CD has a photograph of the Tramp in a different pose with his signature baggy trousers, bowler hat and cane.
CD 1: CITY LIGHTS CD 2: MODERN TIMES CD 3: THE GOLD RUSH CD 4: THE GREAT DICTATOR & MONSIEUR VERDOUX CD 5: LIMELIGHT & A KING IN NEW YORK CD 6: A DOG’S LIFE & SHOULDER ARMS CD 7: THE PILGRIM CD 8: THE CIRCUS CD 9: THE KID CD 10: THE IDLE CLASS & PAY DAY CD 11: A DAY’S PLEASURE & SUNNYSIDE CD 12: A WOMAN OF PARIS
Some of the CDs include never-before-heard recordings of Chaplin composing and rehearsing as bonus tracks. The booklet includes information on Chaplin’s life and work, song lyrics, as well as rare photographs and documents from the Chaplin archives. Unfortunately the music from A Countess from Hong Kong (1967) is missing from this soundtrack set as the rights do not belong to the Chaplin rights holding companies, and the recording is therefore not
part of the Chaplin archives.
Photos of the packaging by Carlo Polisano / Key Production.
In commemoration of this year’s 130th anniversary of Chaplin’s birth, the National Theatre of Japan is reviving KOMORI NO YASUSAN, a Kabuki version of Chaplin’s CITY LIGHTS that was originally performed in August 1931 at Tokyo’s Kabuki Theatre. The revival stars Matsumoto Koshiro the 10th.
A new exhibition, Charlie Chaplin dans l’œil des avant-gardes, opens at the Musée d’Arts de Nantes on October 18, 2019 until February 3, 2020. The exhibition explores the many points of convergence between Chaplin’s cinematography and the arts of the same era, at a time when his films proved without a doubt that a brand new art form had arrived.
The Musée d’Arts de Nantes is hosting a conference on the same subject on December 5 & 6, 2019, with l’Université Paris 1 (Institut Acte) as co-organiser.
Several Chaplin films will be screened at Le Cinématographe in Nantes in October and November.
Continuing our collaboration with [PIAS], it is our great pleasure to announce the release of the double vinyl set of the Charlie Chaplin Film Music Anthology. The double vinyl edition is complementary to our double CD set with the same name released in April – a number of tracks vary from the CD edition, and the vinyl contains some hitherto unreleased bonus tracks of Chaplin at work on some of his most famous tunes.