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The Music House Museum is proud to offer yet another streaming Silent Movie: “The Gold Rush”, accompanied by Interlochen Arts Academy Staff Pianist, Steve Larson.
The Gold Rush is a 1925 American comedy film written, produced, and directed by Charlie Chaplin.The film also stars Chaplin in his Little Tramp persona, Georgia Hale, Mack Swain, Tom Murry Henry Bergman, and Malcomb Waite
Chaplin drew inspiration from photos of the Klondike Gold Rush.
He decided that his famous rogue figure should become a gold-digger who joins a brave optimist determined to face all the pitfalls associated with the search for gold such as sickness, hunger, cold, loneliness, or the possibility that he may at any time be attacked by a grizzly. In the film, scenes like Chaplin cooking and dreaming of his shoe, or how his starving friend Big Jim sees him as a chicken could be seen.
The “Gold Rush” will be accompanied by long-time Music House contributor, Interlochen pianist Steve Larson on our nine-foot Baldwin Grand Piano.
Steve Larson has played in recitals and chamber music festivals throughout the Midwest including the Absolutely Amadeus festival, the Manitou Music Festival and Chamber Music North. As a dance accompanist, Mr. Larson served as company pianist for the Milwaukee Ballet and has played for Minnesota Dance Theater, Alaska Dance Theater, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Ballet Hispanico and others.