The Alloy Orchestra Returns

Cornell Cinema welcomes back the Cambridge-based Alloy Orchestra for a weekend engagement during which they'll perform their original scores with three great films. The Alloy has been creating original scores for restored silent films since the early '90s and have emerged as the best, and best-known, silent film accompanists in the world, each year premiering their latest work at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival. The three-man ensemble—Roger C. Miller on synthesizer, Terry Donahue on junk percussion, accordion, saw and banjo, and Ken Winokur on junk percussion and clarinet— wow Ithaca audiences every time they visit, so don't miss out! Returning with their world famous score for the definitive restoration of Fritz Lang's Metropolis, they will also present a children's program featuring stop-motion dinosaurs in The Lost World, as well as a new score to The Son of the Sheik, starring the original heartthrob of the silver screen, Rudolph Valentino. Cosponsored with the Cornell Council for the Arts, the Dept of Performing and Media Arts, and the Wharton Studio Museum.

Advance tickets are available now at, and in-person starting Monday, Nov 3 from the Cornell Cinema office, 104 WSH, from 9am-5pm.

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