October 9, 2013

Casablanca with Live Music in Nashville

Peter Lorre fans in Nashville, Tennessee, will have the opportunity to enjoy Casablanca (1942) with the musical score performed live by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra on Thursday, October 10, 2013.

The performance will begin at 7 pm at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Tickets may be purchased on-line through the Nashville Symphony website. Ticket prices range from $25 to $61. Click the “Buy Ticket” button to select seats and purchase tickets.

The Schemerhorn Symphony Center is located at One Symphony Place in Nashville, Tennessee. Directions to the venue are available through the Nashville Symphony website.

Parking is available in Lot R at LP Field. Parking is free, and shuttles are available to and from the lot for just $3 a person, round-trip, cash only. For Nashville Symphony season ticket holders, the shuttle is free, too. Please contact the Patron Services Specialist to request shuttle passes.

A map to Lot R is available through the Nashville Symphony website. For assistance and more information, please call the Box Office at (615) 667-6400.

Parking is also available across the street from the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in the Pinnacle at Symphony Place. The fee at the Pinnacle is $15 to $20, but a discounted rate is available by purchasing parking through the Nashville Symphony. A pre-paid voucher may be required to park at the Pinnacle. For more information, please call (615) 687-6400.

Valet parking in front of the Schemerhorn Symphony Center is also available for most events. The price for valet parking is $20.

More information about parking options may be found on the Nashville Symphony website.

In the pages of The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre, author Stephen Youngkin discusses the making of Casablanca through the recollections of such participants as screenwriter Julius J. Epstein and actor Dan Seymour (who played Abdul, the doorman at Rick’s private gambling room).

In the small but pivotal role of Ugarte, Peter Lorre gets the action going in the movie by leaving with lead character Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) a pair of letters of transit he planned to sell to escaping freedom fighter Victor Laszlo (Paul Henreid) and his lady Ilsa Lund (Ingrid Bergman).

It was a role to which Peter attached little importance. In fact, he told others he made more money playing roulette on the “gambling room” set than he did working before the cameras. Peter did, however, have the opportunity to work on a third movie with Bogart, his off-screen buddy.

The Lost One: A Life of Peter Lorre is available through on the Kindle and Nook, as well as soft-bound and hard-bound editions.

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