Rose-Hulman Kicks Off ‘Discovery Music Series’

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One local college is looking to introduce local residents and students to different musical genres.

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology kicked off its ‘Discovery Music Series’ Sunday night with a performance by St. Louis-based Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra.

The seven-member group showed historic silent movies and performed a live soundtrack of newly composed music during the films.

Lead composer Matt Pace says these kinds of events allow people to appreciate silent films in a new way.

“These movies have so much to say still; alot of these movies are timeless but they’re hard to break into. If you just had never seen a silent film and you put it on and the music doesn’t…the music helps you get into the movie it helps you immerse into these stories that are timeless and just as relevent today,” said Pace. 

Another show is planned for Wednesday, March 27, with Bloomington-based Cuarteto Tanguero performing tango music.

That performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Rose-Hulman’s Hatfield Hall.

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