Silent Films with Live Original Music!

Since 1992, Tom & Laurie Reese have accompanied classic silent films together. Their favorites include Metropolis, Nosferatu, Phantom of the Opera, and more (complete list here). Their unique live music performances range from acoustic flutes and cello, to jazz quartet with piano & drums. Structured compositional ideas flow into improvisational lines, following the dynamics of the film.

Some of these film scores have been recorded and are available through our store.  Please see Calendar for current live schedule.


These silent film classics, featuring a recorded original score by Tom & Laurie Reese, can be seen on LCTV, Comcast Channel 66 (Lancaster, PA & surrounding areas). See your TV Guide for showtimes. Stay tuned for next month’s listing!

In the News:

  • October 2015  Sharp Notes Minor Scales and Major Scares ( by Mike Andrelczyk
  • May 2015: Silent films are alive & well at the Allen (Flipside PA, May 2015)
  • A thousand faces & a thousand sounds (Entertainment Lancaster, Jan 27th, 2012)
  • R&R with R&R (Jan 12th, 2012)
  • Reading Eagle (Jan 5th, 2012)
  • read ALL newspaper articles (as of August 2012) about this project in a pdf file here

Watch our promotional Video about bringing a Concert with a Classic Silent Film to your Theater or Performance Space now!

Tom and Laurie play their original musical scores to Silent Film Classics live, while viewing the film along with the audience. They are currently being shown at several locations, plus on TV!  LCTV, Comcast Channel 66, in the areas surrounding Lancaster, PA.

Recently presented at the Goggleworks, Ware Center, Stahr Center, Aimee’s Dinner & A Movie, Zoetropolis Art House, The Allen Theater, Moviate (Harrisburg, PA), & Ned Smith Center for Nature & the Arts (Millersburg, PA).

See the list of all the films which we currently perform here.