Friday, February 03, 2017

The Louisville Orchestra, documentary films and musical scores.

One of our household goals for the coming year is to attend more performances of the orchestra, the opera and the ballet.

As a preview of opportunities coming soon, here is the Louisville Orchestra's latest information via e-mail.

Classic Film + Music

Creating a new film for an old score and a new score for an old film. 
Louisville, KY  (February 1, 2017)…On Saturday, February 25 at 8PM at the Kentucky Center, Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra will perform the live musical accompaniment to a world premiere documentary, followed by a new score to a groundbreaking classic film.
A NEW FILM FOR AN OLD SCORE:: Teddy approached filmmakers Dennis Scholl and Marlon Johnson with the offer, “You can make a film about anything you want so long as it relates to the piece by Debussy called Jeux(‘Games’).” After a visit to Louisville and a trip to the Louisville Slugger Museum, Johnson and Scholl found such rich footage and images in the Museum’s archives, that they were determined create a documentary about the making of the famed baseball bat. Their new 19-minute film is titled Les Outils du Jeu (“Tools of the Game”) and follows the creation of a bat from a tree in the forest to the hands of historic heavy-hitters like Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron.
A NEW SCORE FOR AN OLD FILM:: Nathan Farrington and Sebastian Chang have created a new soundtrack for the classic 1925 epic silent film Battleship Potemkin using more than 20 different scores from composers such as Beethoven, Bach, Mahler, and Stravinsky. Farrington said, “The movie itself is one of the most important pieces of cinema ever produced. It’s a groundbreaking piece of Russian propaganda about 1905 Russian Revolution and it continues to inform movie making today. We are excited to present this incredible picture in a fresh and relevant way.”
2016/17 Brown-Forman Classics + Treyton Oak Towers Coffee Concerts:
All Concerts at Kentucky Center’s Whitney Hall
 Classic Film + Music–SAT 25 FEB 
Sacred + Profane– FRI 10 MAR + SAT 11 MAR
Walton + Britten – FRI 31 MAR + SAT 1 APR
Festival of American Music I: Celebration of MTT – SAT 15 APR
Festival of American Music II: American Journey – FRI 28 APR + SAT 29 APR

All programs, dates, times and venues are subject to change.


Brown-Forman Classics CLASSIC FILM + MUSIC

In collaboration with the Speed Art Museum’s Concert Series and the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts.

Saturday, February 25, 2017
8pm || Kentucky Center
Tickets $75 $55 $40 $27 
Call 502-584-7777 or visit LouisvilleOrchestra.Org
LO Concert Talk 7pm in the Mary Anderson Room
Teddy Abrams, conductor
Achille-Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918 Paris, France)
Jeux (“Games”) Premiered on May 15, 1913 with the Ballets Russes at the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris.

Les Outils Du Jeu (“The Tools of the Game”) a documentary by Dennis Scholl + Marlon Johnson about the creation of a Louisville Slugger.

Sergi Eisenstein, Film Director (1898 - 1948 Moscow, Soviet Union)
Battleship Potemkin 1925 silent film (see the full film here)
A new score created by Nathan Farrington and Sebastian Chang.

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