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The New York Times Previews Chaplin Concerts with Piece on Chaplin, the Composer

Posted September 19, 2014

Charlie Chaplin NY Philharmonic The New York Times

A century after his Little Tramp character first appeared on screen, Charlie Chaplin is remembered for many things: as the derby-hatted, mustachioed comic symbol of the silent screen; as one of the first true international superstars; as an actor, writer and director who helped elevate film to a respected art form even as he enjoyed enormous popular success.

But it is another, often overlooked aspect of Chaplin’s creative output that will be explored this weekend in New York: his work as a composer.

Read the rest of "Silent Star Gets Full Orchestration," Michael Cooper's in-depth look at Chaplin, the composer, in today's New York Times. Cooper interviewed Timothy Brock, who conducts the New York Philharmonic in the concerts, which are Friday and Saturday at 8:00 p.m.