San Francisco Symphony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / September 23, 2016
THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY PERFORMS LIVE MUSIC TO SCREENINGS OF 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY, ON THE WATERFRONT, INDIANA JONES: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, AND CASABLANCA IN ITS FOURTH ANNUAL FILM SERIES
2001: A Space Odyssey screenings include a pre-concert talk titled “The Musical Imagination of Stanley Kubrick” one hour prior to each performance
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (September 23, 2016) – The San Francisco Symphony’s popular Film Series continues in the 2016-17 season with the Orchestra performing the live accompaniment to four iconic films projected on a large screen over the stage. The Film Series launches October 13-15 with Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, featuring both the SF Symphony and Chorus performing the music of J. Strauss, R. Strauss, Ligeti, and others, conducted by Brad Lubman. On January 7-8, the SFS and conductor David Newman perform the 1954 crime drama On the Waterfront, directed by Elia Kazan with music by Leonard Bernstein. Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark, directed by Steven Spielberg with music by John Williams, makes its swashbuckling debut on the SFS Film Series April 14-15. The 1942 classic Casablanca, directed by Michael Curtiz with music by Max Steiner, rounds out the series on June 2-3.
The Thursday, October 13 performance of 2001: A Space Odyssey welcomes special guest Keir Dullea, who played Dr. Dave Bowman in the film. Mr. Dullea will give brief welcome remarks at the beginning of the evening’s program. (Please note the Keir Dullea will not be present at the October 14 and 15 performances). Additionally, the October 13-15 screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey include a special pre-concert talk one hour prior to each performance titled “The Musical Imagination of Stanley Kubrick” by musicologist Kate McQuiston. The talk will take audiences through Kubrick’s famous attention to visual and musical details in his films, the journey of classical music into 2001, and additional insights, photos, and materials from Kubrick’s own archives about the special place that music had in Kubrick’s creative life.
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