Philippe Quint in Charlie Chaplin’s Smile

Tickets: $50-$70

Presenting sponsor:

Guillermo Figueroa, conductor
Philippe Quint, violin, executive producer, performer, narrator, writer, and visuals

Special guest Philippe Quint joins Maestro Guillermo Figueroa and our Festival Orchestra for a wonderful evening of music featuring the works of Charlie Chaplin!

Did you know that Charlie Chaplin, one of the greatest silent movie actors and most iconic figures of the early film industry and was also a talented composer?

To celebrate Chaplin’s 134th birthday (he was born on April 16, 1889), we present Philippe Quint’s critically acclaimed multimedia program. Inspired by the violinist’s successful 2019 album Chaplin’s Smile (Warner Classics), the program has already appeared in the US, UK, Germany, Poland, Russia, Israel, Romania, Switzerland, and Norway.

Quint’s unique arrangements of songs from Chaplin’s most celebrated films (Modern Times, City Lights, Monsieur Verdoux, The Kid, Limelight, and A King in New York) are interspersed with rare footage of the actor, along with still images and video clips from his films. The program also features music by composers who influenced Chaplin’s musical style – Brahms, Debussy, Stravinsky, and Gershwin.

“I think it’s amazing my grandfather, Charlie Chaplin, is still around and loved by so many, that many years after his first movie was made, he still surprises people.  Philippe Quint’s new multimedia program Charlie Chaplin’s Smile is allowing him to be discovered by a whole new audience as a talented composer, a side of him many people did not know.”  -KIERA CHAPLIN, (Charlie Chaplin’s granddaughter) Forbes Magazine

This concert is eligible for the Free Student Ticket Program! The Music in the Mountains Free Ticket Program for students offers up to two free student tickets with the purchase of one adult ticket to select festival concerts. If you are interested in securing free student tickets, please do not place your order online. These orders must be placed over the phone at (970) 385-6820 or in person at the Festival Office (515 E. College Drive, M-F, 9am-5pm). Note: Students must be present to receive tickets at Will Call.

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Sunday, July 23, 2023


5:00 pm



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