Stephen Prutsman Conducts His Scores for 3 Silent Films

Jun 7, 2017

Pianist Stephen Prutsman is well known to chamber music audiences at Spoleto Festival USA. This year, in addition to playing at the Bank of American Chamber Music Series, he will also be conducting his original scores—with select members of the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra—for three silent film shorts from the 1910s and ‘20s.

Prutsman talks with Jeanette Guinn about his scores for The Cameraman’s Revenge (1910) a stop-motion animated tale of bugs and their jealousies and infidelities; Suspense (1913) about a woman under siege by a wandering criminal while her husband is hurrying home to save her, if he can avoid the police; and Mighty Like A Moose (1926), starring Charley Chase, in which Mr. and Mrs. Moose both decide to have a little corrective surgery on their faces without telling each other. Hijinks ensue.

The Cinema and Sound series is held at the Woolf Street Playhouse, June 7 - 10.