2017-2018 Espresso Series begins with a bang!

SPARTANBURG, SC - Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra begins its 2017-2018 “Espresso” chamber concert series Friday, October 6, with Chaplin Au Lait. Tickets are $26 each and can be purchased by telephone — (864) 542-2787 — or in person at Chapman’s box office Monday-Friday afternoons. Tickets are also available anytime online at SpartanburgPhilharmonic.org.

A special presentation of Charlie Chaplin’s 1921 silent film “The Kid,” the concert will have live musical accompaniment by eight members of the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra. Doors open to the Chapman Cultural Center theater at 5:30pm for a happy hour reception that will include coffee sponsored by Mozza Coffee, beer by Ciclops Cidery and Brewery, wine by the Marriott, and appetizers by Select. Ticketholders will also be treated to a limited-edition stemless wine glass to take home. After the show, the audience is invited to both neighboring establishments, the Marriott and the Hub City Tap House, for special deals on food and drink.

“The Kid” is widely considered one of the greatest films of the silent era and was written, produced and directed by Charlie Chaplin. This was Chaplin’s first full-length film as a director. The film was selected for preservation by the United States National Film Registry because of its cultural, aesthetic and historical significance. The show will begin promptly at 6:30pm and will feature fun and eclectic musical selections from Chopin, Grieg, Joplin, Strauss, Satie and more.