SOUNDS OF CINEMA:
BRITTEN, COPLAND, AND TWO WORLD PREMIERES
Andrew Hauze, Conductor
Orchestra 2001 and the Swarthmore College Orchestra
Members of Orchestra 2001 and the Swarthmore College Orchestra join forces in a rare opportunity to hear classic early films with their complete soundtracks (music, narration, and sound effects) recreated live. Two modernist quasi-documentaries, Night Mail (with a score by Benjamin Britten and poetry by W.H. Auden) and The City (with a score by Aaron Copland) are juxtaposed with new scores for early silent film shorts by Thomas Whitman and Swarthmore student Aditya Nirvaan Ranganathan.
Benjamin Britten – Night Mail
Aaron Copland – The City
Aditya Nirvaan Ranganathan – New Work with Film
Thomas Whitman – New Work with Film
Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 8:00 PM
Join us for a pre-concert talk at 7:30 pm and a post-concert reception.
Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College
This concert is free and open to the public thanks to the generosity of Swarthmore College.
Orchestra 2001 thanks its Foundation, Government, and Organizational Donors!