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Sopranos and Silent Films (NYC)

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VOCE at Pace returns with a rising soprano star; a silent film with live accompaniment, and Gustafer Yellowgold brings his yellow alien to the Schimmel Center.

VOCE at Pace: Rising Opera Stars in Recital
Julia Bullock and Joseph Kaiser with pianist Steve Blier
Sunday, September 21 | 3:00 p.m.
Declared, “ravishingly visceral,” by The New York Times, the rising soprano star, Julia Bullock was the winner of the 2014 Naumburg International Vocal Competition. Audiences across the nation from San Francisco to New York have come to marvel at her, “clarity of delivery and beauty of sound” (Opera News). She is joined on stage by the charismatic tenor, Joseph Kaiser hailed for his beauty of tone and innate sense of style and elegance. Kaiser is perhaps best recognized by mainstream audiences as Tamino in the Kenneth Branagh 2007 film adaptation of The Magic Flute. The afternoon is programed by renowned accompanist, Steven Blier.

Gustafer Yellowgold Family Show
Saturday, September 27 | 2:00 p.m.
Visit Gustafer Yellowgold, a friendly creature who came to Earth from the sun and now lives as an explorer in the Minnesota woods! He has many stories to share—all with live music. See who The New York Times calls "a cross between ‘Yellow Submarine’ and Dr. Seuss."

Silent Films with Ben Model: Buster Keaton in Seven Chances
Sunday, September 28 | 2:00 p.m.
Poor James Shannon (played by Buster Keaton) and his girl are madly in love but, season after season, he just can't get up the nerve to propose. That is, until he receives a telegram informing him that he will inherit 7 million dollars, provided he is 7:00 p.m. that day! Shannon completely fumbles the proposal, and embarks on a quest for a bride before the appointed time. A string of hilarious proposal attempts ensues, culminating in one of the wildest comedy chases in silent film that involves a huge posse of brides, a spate of boulders, and a snapping turtle. This edition includes a new digital restoration of the film's technicolor prologue. All this, plus a surprise short subject.

Live piano accompaniment by Ben Model, curator of the silent films series, and one of the nation's leading silent film accompanists, performing on both piano and theater organ.

And Pace students have access to all the fun for just $5 per show. For more info, visit or check back here each week for more info on Schimmel events.