After causing restaurant chaos at work, a bumbling waiter tears up the local roller rink with his skating in Charlie Chaplin’s 1916 film, “The Rink. Chaplin’s 1919 “A Day’s Pleasure” is about a day outing with his wife and the kids where things do not go smoothly. In 1921’s “The Idle Class, Chaplin plays both a rich gentleman and a poor tramp. Both find themselves in paradoxical situations where one is confused with the other.
These three Charlie Chaplin shorts will be accompanied by long-time Music House contributor, Interlochen pianist Steve Larson on our nine-foot Baldwin Grand Piano at 7:00 PM on Friday June 23.
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.