BEYOND SILENT! – A Classic Movie with a LIVE Soundtrack Performance.


Buster Keaton’s “The General” plus live music by Free Planet Radio
Hello Live Music Fans:

I wanted to invite you a very unique concert on Friday May 19, 2017 at The Cary Theater.

World Music Trio, Free Planet Radio (FPR) will be performing, in concert, their universal and seamless relationship between musical cultures and the language of sound. The first half of the show will feature FPR performing their own interpretation of the musical score of the classic silent movie “The General” by Buster Keaton, live during the movie. Afterwards the band will perform another set of their award winning compositions and songs.

It’s a cool way of blending visual and musical arts into one evening at a beautiful venue. The movie and live soundtrack starts at 7pm and the music performance follows after a break.

Also, the following morning, Free Planet Radio will be conducting a songwriter’s workshop at The Cary Arts Center. In this workshop for songwriters, composers and instrumentalists, students will learn the nuances of combining diverse cultural and musical styles to create unique fusions and musical inspirations. The instructors will share concepts about global rhythms and scales and answer questions that students may have on a variety of topics related to world music. Attendees can bring their instruments if they would like to play.

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The General is a 1926 American silent comedy film released by United Artists. It was inspired by the Great Locomotive Chase, a true story of an event that occurred during the American Civil War. The story was adapted from the memoir The Great Locomotive Chase by William Pittenger. The film stars Buster Keaton who co-directed it with Clyde Bruckman.

North Carolina’s own Free Planet Radio will perform a live soundtrack during the movie in the first set and will also play a set of their original music after the movie.

Free Planet Radio
Since 2001, Free Planet Radio has been bringing its exciting and innovative world-jazz-classical music blend to both concert stages and classrooms.  Based in Asheville NC, this musical partnership began with a clear mission statement as “the shared vision of three multi-instrumentalists exploring the infinite and seamless relationships between musical cultures through the universal language of sound.”

Free Planet Radio performances expertly weave the improvisatory element of jazz, and the subtleties and harmonic vocabulary of Western classical music, with Middle Eastern, Indian and North African melodic and rhythmic structures. Performing mostly original compositions, even while playing extremely complex melodies and time signatures, the trio always maintains a sense of accessibility, spontaneity and easy engagement with the audience.  They have performed with jazz singer Lizz Wright, poet Robert Bly, Turkish instrumentalist Omar Faruk Tekbilek, bluegrass violinist Casey Driessen, flute virtuoso Rhonda Larson, Armenian singer Mariam Matossian, and Persian violinist Farzad Farhangi.  In 2014, Free Planet Radio was awarded a prestigious grant from Chamber Music America commissioning and performances of a new set of works with the Opal String Quartet.  In 2016, the trio travelled to the People’s Republic of China for a 20 city tour of their finest concert halls.

Emerging from three of the country’s finest music schools, Free Planet Radio consists of two-time Grammy winner Eliot Wadopian leaping effortlessly between rhythm and melody on electric and string basses; River Guerguerian on an extensive array of global percussion instruments including Middle Eastern frame drums and doumbek, the Indian kanjira, African djembe, and Western drum set; and Chris Rosser exploring melody on the 17-stringed Indian dotar, Turkish cumbus oud, guitar, piano and melodica.

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Our Calendar:
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Cary Theater Shows:
05/19/17: Free Planet Radio – Movie and a Show
06/09/17: Chuck Brodsky & Wyatt Easterling – 8pm – $20+
06/23/17: David LaMotte featuring Bill West – 8pm – $20+
07/14/17: Jack Williams & Still On The Hill – 8pm – $20+
07/28/17: Cliff Eberhardt with Louise Mosrie, Dean Driver opens – 8pm – $20+
08/19/17: David Olney – 8pm – $20+
09/09/17: Roy Bookbinder & Doug MacLeod – 8pm – $20+
10/13/17: Songwriters in The RoundBeth Wood, Chris Rosser & David LaMotte – 8pm – $20+
12/09/17: Jonathan Byrd & Corin Raymond – 8pm – $20

Cary Arts Center Events:
05/20/17: World Music Songwriter’s workshop with Free Planet Radio – 10am – $25
06/24/17: Songwriting and Music Business with David LaMotte – 10am – $25

The Cary Theater
122 East Chatham Street
Cary, NC 27511

The Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Avenue
Cary, NC 27511

Thanks for supporting live original music.

David Sardinha
Six String Presents