Modern Times

south netherlands philharmonic (NL)


A silent film with live music

Playing as the live orchestra in a silent film, the South Netherlands Philharmonic takes you back to the roaring 1930s. Enjoy watching the hilarious scenes on the big screen above the orchestra, as Charlie Chaplin becomes entangled in the wheels and gears of a conveyor belt. Hear the poignant film music that Charlie Chaplin composed himself.

Modern Times pokes fun at technological innovations

In his film Modern Times, Charlie Chaplin makes a jibe at the technological innovations of his time. The satirical film is not only a critique of the working conditions of the masses but also of the concept of the sound film itself. Experience the unique atmosphere of a black-and-white film with live orchestral music!

This concert is supported by the Friends of the south netherlands philharmonic.