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Music on Film series presents ‘The Red Violin,’ 7 p.m. Feb. 26

Posted by on Saturday, February 23, 2013 in News.

The Blair School’s popular Music on Film series this month presents François Girard’s musical masterpiece, The Red Violin. The screening, which is co-presented by the Nashville Symphony, will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Ingram Hall.

Canadian director Girard’s 1998 film is a swirling, century-spanning cinematic opus that centers around a storied, sonically perfect violin with a troubled legacy, told through the experiences of its owners.

The film stars Samuel L. Jackson, Colm Feore and Greta Scacchi, among others, and features a fiery and passionate score by composer John Corigliano. The music is so spectacular and loved that Corigliano later adapted it into a Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, and the piece has become a signature work for Finnish violinist Elina Vähälä.

Vähälä will join the Nashville Symphony to perform this concerto, under the direction of guest conductor Leonard Slatkin, March 14-16 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

Nashville Symphony Concertmaster Jun Iwasaki will introduce the film and its music.


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