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The Many Moods of Melodrama: Sentiment, Satire, Horror, and Noir

Friday, May 10, 2024, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Location: Transformer Station
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About The Event

Join us for a captivating evening of short silent films exploring the melodramatic mode, with original scores performed by students from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. 

Five separate titles from France and the United States offer different takes on melodrama, from the traditional to the avant-garde. The program includes Mary Pickford in a new restoration of An Arcadian Maid (1910), the historical drama The Assassination of the Duke of Guise (1908) featuring an original score by Camille Saint-Saëns, the 1928 film adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Fall of the House of Usher,” episode 2 of the French protonoir crime serial Les Vampires (1915), and Charlie Chaplin in the Keystone Studios comedy The Face on the Barroom Floor (1914).

Venue and Ticketing Info

  • Transformer Station is a cashless venue. A credit card must be used for non-alcoholic, beer, and wine purchases at Transformer Station’s bar. The bar opens one hour prior to showtime and remains open for the duration of the performance. 
  • Tickets to concerts at Transformer Station cannot be purchased at the venue. Purchase tickets on the museum’s website prior to showtime.

Ticket Prices

Additional discounts may apply. Member benefits vary depending on level. Advance ticket sales only.


The 2023–24 Performing Arts Series is sponsored by the Musart Society. This program is made possible in part by the Ernest L. and Louise M. Gartner Fund, the P. J. McMyler Musical Endowment Fund, and the Anton and Rose Zverina Music Fund.

    The Cleveland Museum of Art is funded in part by residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

    Performing arts programs are supported in part by the Ohio Arts Council, which receives support from the State of Ohio and the National Endowment for the Arts.


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