The Wintergreen Music Festival commissioned Daron Hagen to compose a new sixty-minute orchestral score for the silent Charlie Chaplin classic film, A Dog’s Life. The world premiere, scheduled for July 28, 2017, will be conducted by Festival Artistic Director Erin Freeman.
A Dog’s Life (1918) is an American short silent film, starring writer and producer Charlie Chaplin. The film features Scraps, a dog, as Chaplin’s co-star and hero.
This year marks Daron Hagen‘s third season as Chair of the Wintergreen Music Academy Composition Program. As part of this project, twelve composers spend two weeks on Wintergreen Mountain, composing and working directly with Hagen and composer faculty member, Gilda Lyons.
During Hagen’s term as Chair, he composed another score for the Charlie Chaplin film The Tramp. The twelve composers participating in the two-week retreat will create a new score to The Vagabond.
Source: A Dog’s Life — Daron Hagen