Tom Roberts and Dale Abraham accompany It
Saturday, September 21, 2019
Keystone Oaks High School (Dormont, PA)
Enjoy the classic film that launched the “It Girl” sensation of the late 1920s and made a box office star of Clara Bow. Back in 1927, if you had “It,” you had not only beauty and personality, but also an intangible quality that was irresistible! And the public went wild searching for “It.”
Tom Roberts is an expert in silent film accompaniment and is a premier pianist. He played for several years with singer Leon Redbone and also with Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks Orchestra in New York City. He arranged the music for the film The Aviator starring Leonardo DiCaprio. A long-time resident of Pittsburgh’s North Side, Tom serves as executive director of the Allegheny City Ragtime Orchestra.
The duo of Tom Roberts and Dale Abraham have accompanied numerous silent movies in the Pittsburgh area. Dale is the current president of the Pittsburgh Area Theatre Organ Society. He also co-hosts 90.5FM WESA’s long running radio program Rhythm Sweet & Hot, featuring vintage music from the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s.
The evening will also feature 16 year old Rowan Belt at the grand piano before the screening of the movie. Rowan’s musical talents are immense, and he will mightily impress the audience.
To purchase tickets, please click on the following link: www.showclix.com/event/clarabow. Admission is $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. Students are free with ID.