Mont Alto Orchestra to be featured as part of Cook Series
As part of the Marian D. Cook Series, Cloud County Community College in Concordia will be host to the Mont Alto Theatre Orchestra on Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 pm in Cook Theatre on the Concordia campus.
The Boulder, Colo., based five-member orchestra will play a live musical score for the 1929 silent comedy-romance "Why Be Good?" The film, staring Colleen Moore, a contemporary of Clara Bow and Joan Crawford, was recently discovered in Italy after it was thought to have been lost forever. It is the story of Pert Kelly, a shop girl by day and a flapper by night. The image of a modern girl in the late 1920's, Pert has a wild reputation, but really lives at home with her parents. When Junior, the boss's son falls for her, Pert loses her job. Junior is still smitten and devises a test to convince his father of Pert's virtue.The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra has been touring Kansas since 1998. The orchestra has scored several videos of silent screen classics, which are available on DVD and Blu-Ray, and has released several CDs. The orchestra's resume includes performances at the Telluride Film Festival in Colorado, Cinecon in Los Angeles, New York's Lincoln Center, and festivals across the Midwest.
Bill Shaffer, KTWU public television producer and director will be host for the evening. All Cook Series events are free and open to the public.Contact Brenton Phillips, Dean of Humanities, Social Sciences and Business at the college, 785-243-1435, for more information.