City Lights at the Paramount, 2022
After two years away from the big screen, SFSFF made a triumphant post-lockdown return to the cinema with CITY LIGHTS. Accompanied live by Oakland Symphony conducted by maestro Timothy Brock, the night was a joyful one for all in attendance at the glorious Art Deco palace, Oakland’s Paramount Theatre!
Since composing his first silent-film score for orchestra in 1986 at age 23, Timothy Brock has written more than 30 silent-film scores and has been commissioned by some of the most prestigious orchestras and film institutions in the world. Brock is the leading authority on the music of Charles Chaplin and since 1998, he has served as the Chaplin family’s score preservation and musical editor. Brock is the sole restorer of 12 published film-scores composed by Chaplin.
The Oakland Symphony is celebrated as one of the most distinct regional orchestras in the country, serving a diverse population through its unique convergence of artistic excellence, community service, and education programs. The Symphony aims to make classical music accessible to all members of the community by presenting unique programs and attracting a wide-ranging, culturally diverse audience.