Box Office: 020 7377 1362/ spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk
£15 (includes a free drink)
CLS FIVER (16-25 year olds): £5*
Early Bird Tickets: £1*SOLD OUT FOR THIS CONCERT
In partnership with Spitalfields Music and Village Underground.
Dates: 23rd October 2013 at 19.30
CLoSer visits the movies with a live showing of the 1929 silent movie, The New Babylon, with the Orchestra performing Russian composer, Dimitri Shostakovich's original film score.
The film, set in the 1871 Paris Commune, tells the tale of the encounter and tragic fate of two lovers separated by the Commune barricades. Exploring the violence, revolution and class-conflict of the time, Shostakovich wrote this, his one and only silent film score, for a small screening in Moscow. Written before Stalin and his censors deemed jazz a ‘degenerate' music, it is filled with jazz and cabaret inspired music and shows Shostakovich at his most wild and satirical.
Film courtesy of FILMPHILHARMONIC EDITION
Music courtesy of Sikorski Musikverlage
Generously supported by Arts Council England, M&G Investments & The Radcliffe Trust.