Bard College and the Catskill Jazz Factory continue the new tradition of setting classic silent films to modern live music on Friday, November 2. The silent horror classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari comes to new life, accompanied by the live music of the jazz trombonist and composer Chris Washburne and his ensemble, Rags and Roots, with vocalist Brianna Thomas. Drawing on melodies from 1921, the year the film was released, the score features a live tap-dancer and a jazz septet interacting in real time with a remastered print of the film. There will be an audience costume contest as well. Ticket prices start at $25.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari with live music by Chris Washburne, Friday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., $25+, Sosnoff Theater, Fisher Center, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, (845) 758-7900, http://fishercenter.bard.edu