Film Noir Series



Film Noir Series 10th Anniversary

New England Conservatory

Jordan Hall

April 13th, 2015 8pm

Pianist/composer/improviser Ran Blake and trombonist Aaron Hartley celebrate their 10th year in coproduction of New England Conservatory’s famed Film Noir series with Gaslighting, a tantalizing mélange of scenes from Patrick Hamilton’s original screenplay, Gaslight (also known as Angel Street, 1938), Gaslight (1940, directed by Thorold Dickinson) and Gaslight (1944, directed by George Cukor).

As young Mrs. Manningham is driven slowly insane by her treacherous husband, members of Aaron Hartley’s Storyboard Noir Ensemble create an original score, responding to the drama through improvisations, recompositions, and reinterpretations of works by Konrad Elfers, Bernard Herrmann, Gustav Holst, and Johann Strauss II. Special guests include Eden MacAdam-Somer with the CI Chamber Ensemble, dramatic soprano Greta DiGorigio, and Jazz Department Chair Ken Schaphorst with the NEC Big Band.

Date: April 13, 2015 8-10pm

Price: Free

Location: Jordan Hall, 290 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02115

Contact: Aaron Hartley at



NEC’s FREE concerts do not require a ticket, unless stated in concert listing.
Unreserved seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Doors open 30 minutes prior to the concert’s start time.

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