Philippe Quint

The Extraordinary Music of Composer Charlie Chaplin – August 18

Barrington's White HouseClassical Music, Community Events, Cultural Events

Join us on August 18 at 7:30pm for the extraordinary music of composer Charlie Chaplin performed by Marta Aznavoorian and Philippe Quint.  We all know Charlie Chaplin as a silent film star, but what is little known is that Chaplin composed nearly all of the music accompanying his films. In honor of Charlie Chaplin’s 130th birthday, a collection of Chaplin’s works has been carefully curated and newly arranged for piano and violin over three years by Philippe Quint, in collaboration with two arrangers. Tickets are available here. 

You can now hear these beautiful and mostly forgotten pieces performed by internationally acclaimed and multi Grammy nominated artists Philippe Quint and Marta Aznavoorian, a Barrington native, including the touching song “Smile.” (You know the one—Smile, though your heart is breaking… .) “Almost Mozartian in its grace and charm,’ said Quint, “Chaplin’s music is deceptively simple yet speaks directly to your heart.”

Quint has recorded a selection of these pieces with frequent collaborator, violinist Joshua Bell and accompanied by pianist Marta Aznavoorian. Available on Warner Classic, the album is called Chaplin’s Smile.

Barrington's White House

Barrington’s White House is a unique, historic venue located in the heart of downtown Barrington at 145 West Main Street. This meticulously restored 1898 mansion hosts cultural and community events, and is also available for rental for weddings, corporate meetings, non-profit fundraisers and family celebrations. Visit the web site or call 224-512-4292 for your private tour.