Tom Trenney, winner of the AGO National Competition in Organ Improvisation, will bring to life Harold Lloyd’s silent film Speedy on Sunday afternoon, February 24 at 3:00 p.m. in Hayden Auditorium on the Hiram College campus.
In the 1928 film shot on location in New York City, “Speedy” loses his job as soda-jerk and spends the day with his girl at Coney Island. Then, he becomes a cab driver and delivers the real Babe Ruth to Yankee Stadium. When the railroad tries to run the last horse-drawn trolley out of business, Speedy organizes the old timers to challenge them. The hair-raising cab ride through Manhattan and many other scenes allow Trenney ample opportunity to display his fantastic skills of organ improvisation.
A native of Perry, Ohio, Trenney is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Eastman School of Music.
This Hiram Community Trust event for all ages is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Hiram College Department of Music at 330.569.5294.