Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra

Photo © Pamela Gentile

Based in Colorado, the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra revives the sound of the silent film orchestra. Using an extensive library of "photoplay music" that once belonged to movie theater orchestra leaders, Mont Alto compiles film scores by carefully selecting music to suit each scene in the film. The quintet—cellist David Short, clarinetist Brian Collins, trumpeter Dawn Kramer, pianist Rodney Sauer, and violinist Britt Swenson—is versatile enough to play music ranging from Tchaikovsky to the Charleston.

Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra