October 27, 2018 at Whitefish Performing Arts Center, 7:30 pm
Glacier Symphony, John Zoltek, conductor
Rick Friend, composer and pianist
The 1922 classic silent film (based on Bram Stoker’s Dracula) with original score and piano improvisations by Rick Friend.
A native of Clifton, New Jersey, Rick Friend studied piano and composition at the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music. An avid movie buff since childhood, Rick became interested in silent movies in his high school days, when, just for fun, he and his friends rented from the library a 20 minute version of Buster Keaton's The General. Watching it in silence for a few minutes irked his curiosity to go over to the piano and start improvising for the film as it played. From then on, he was hooked on silent movie improv music.
Plus a costume contest and lots of Halloween fun!