NEW DATE :: The Mark of Zorro
July 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The ISO is pleased to announce a rescheduled date for The Mark of Zorro – silent film with live orchestra!
Tickets for the original performance date will be honored – no need to exchange. If you originally requested e-tickets or print-at-home tickets, you will receive a new email with updated tickets.
What if you’re unable to attend on July 9?
EXCHANGE: We can easily exchange your tickets for an upcoming performance during the ISO’s 2020/2021 season. We’re still working on publishing that information, so exchange requests will be honored through July 8, 2020.
DONATE: This is a very scary time for many artists and musicians. As concerts and performances canceled, musicians income also canceled. Because we rescheduled this performance, we will be able to pay musicians for their hard work and incredible talents, and you can play a major role in supporting our community’s professional musicians by donating the price of your unused ticket back to the ISO.
For assistance with existing tickets, please call the ISO office at (863) 688-3743 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We appreciate your patience as we’re currently working remotely!
Your support today is more important than ever. I’ve said it before – our patrons make it possible to do our work, and you make it purposeful. As the ISO and fellow nonprofit arts organizations have canceled fundraisers and postponed events to reduce the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, our very tight budgets became drastically constrained. Please consider the role the ISO and others in our arts community play in your life with a gift today. ~Amy
About the Concert
Zorro, the masked hero with a flashing sword, first appeared on screen in the 1920 silent film The Mark of Zorro with Douglas Fairbanks. At the time, music was provided by a theatre organ or small ensemble in the pit, and very little was written down! In 1985, Rick Benjamin discovered more than 20,000 antique theatre and dance orchestra scores which inspired him to organize the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra to recreate “America’s Original Music.”
Join the ISO and guest conductor Rick Benjamin for the special screening of Hollywood’s first action-adventure movie with live orchestra – just like it was heard in the 20s!
Pre-concert lecture begins at 7:15 p.m. in the theatre.
The Mark of Zorro is presented by CORE Wealth Advisors.
About the guest conductor:
Conductor Rick Benjamin has built a career on the discovery and performance of lost American music from the late 19th and early 20th Centuries. He is the founder and director of the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, which uses his extraordinary 20,000-title collection of antique theater and dance orchestra scores (c.1875-1925) as the basis of its repertoire. In addition to his work with Paragon, Mr. Benjamin maintains active careers as a pianist, arranger, and tubist. As a guest conductor he has led many other ensembles, including the National Orchestra of Ireland (Dublin), the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, the Aarhus and Aalborg Symfoniorkesters (both Denmark), the Olympia Symphony (Washington State), the Erie Philharmonic, and the Iceland Symphony Orchestra (Reykjavík). www.rickbenjamin.com www.paragonragtime.com