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Palmerston North cinema orchestra

Palmerston North cinema orchestra

The advent of silent movies created opportunities for musicians, who provided accompanying music. Sometimes a piano player was the sole accompanist, but small ensembles were formed as well. This group of musicians played at the Kosy and Palace theatres in Palmerston North in the 1920s.

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Peter Walls, 'Orchestras - The first professional orchestras', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Peter Walls, published 22 Oct 2014