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See Disney's Classic 'Silly Symphonies' In A Historic Theater With A Live Score

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In one of downtown's gorgeous, historic theaters, you'll have the opportunity to see seven Disney shorts, complete with live music courtesy of our own chamber orchestra.

The L.A. Chamber Orchestra will accompany seven, short Disney cartoons called "Silly Symphonies," according to the L.A. Times. Thee include "The Skeleton Dance," "The Ugly Duckling" and "Three Little Pigs." In total, Disney produced 75 such shorts. "Skeleton Dance" was their first in 1929, while "The Ugly Duckling" was their last a decade later.

The majestic Orpheum Theater will play host to the event, and even the theater's Wurlitzer organ will be played during the show.

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LACO's executive director, Scott Harrison, who came on board last summer, told the Times that they "feel really connected to the project," given that a great majority of the group's 40 members work in scoring. Mark Watters, who frequently scores for Disney, will conduct.

Live scores have been particularly popular lately, with similar shows planned for The Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl in June, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Star Trek (2009) in July.

Disney's Silly Symphonies takes place on Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m. The Orpheum Theater is located at 842 S. Broadway in downtown Los Angeles. Tickets are $38 and up.

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