Suffolk County Historical Society: Silver Screens Silent Film Program / Sept 29


The Suffolk County Historical Society Staff & Board of Trustees cordially invite you to a special event…

Silent Screens Silent Film Program
Featuring a lecture, film, and musical performance by Long Island composer J. K. Hodge

Saturday, September 29, 2018 ~ 1:00 – 3:30 pm
RSVP & Prepayment Required
631-727-2881 x100
Members $15; Non-Members $20

Refreshments, beverages, and popcorn will be served at this family-friendly event.

Join us for a special lecture, film, and musical program focused on the nostalgia of the silent film era. This special event will begin with a lecture on the early history of silent film, followed by the live experience of two original silent films with musical accompaniment scored and performed live by composer J. K. Hodge. Be sure to allow additional time to enjoy our Silver Screens of Suffolk exhibition, featured in our grand Staas Gallery. Space is limited! Call to reserve!

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: John Kenneth Hodge, born in Bay Shore and raised in Bayport, was musically inspired as a child by his grandfather, who was a theater house pianist during the silent film era. Around the age of eight, concerns about developmental motor-skill delays and a diagnosis of mild dyslexia prompted Hodge’s parents to enroll him in piano lessons as a means of strengthening and developing fine motor skills. Hodge rose above his challenges, developing talent and skill as a young performer and, later, as a composer. His talents rested during his college years, when he attended Dowling College, graduating with two teaching degrees. In his thirties, Hodge resurrected his musical talents, composing, performing, and recording albums. His Chopin-inspired contemporary classical compositions have earned him much acclaim as a New York-based concert pianist. Hodge is currently working on his fourth album, Holding Daylight, due out later this year.

SUFFOLK COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM
300 West Main St.  Riverhead, NY 11901
631.727.2881
www.SuffolkCountyHistoricalSociety.org 

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