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Philharmonia Orchestra – New Music for Old Movies

When: Thursday, 13th June at 6pm

 

Where: Royal Festival Hall

 

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Live screenings of two silent era films are accompanied by new scores by Czech composer Martin Smolka.

Ahead of the Philharmonia’s performance of Gottfried Huppertz’s Metropolis at 7.30pm, Music of Today presents two surrealist silent films from the 1920s – Ghosts before Breakfast and Entr’acte – with music by Smolka that is humorous and playful, often asking orchestral instruments to play in unfamiliar ways.

For Smolka, these new works fulfil a ‘supporting function that underlines the avant-garde richness of the films.’

Philharmonia Orchestra – New Music for Old Movies

 

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