Music on Film: The Red Violin featuring Elina Vahala & the Nashville Symphony


The Red Violin is a swirling, century-spanning cinematic masterpiece by Canadian director François Girard. Released in 1998, the movie centers around a storied, sonically perfect violin with a troubled legacy, told through the experiences of its owners.

The film stars Samuel L. Jackson, Colm Feore and Greta Scacchi, among others, and features a fiery and passionate score by composer John Corigliano. The music is so spectacular and loved that Corigliano later adapted it into a Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, and the piece has become a signature work for Finnish violinist Elina Vähälä.

Vähälä will joins the Nashville Symphony to perform this concerto, under the direction of guest conductor Leonard Slatkin, March 14-16 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. On February 26, Blair is pleased to join with the symphony to host a screening of the original film as part of our Music on Film series. Nashville Symphony Concertmaster Jun Iwasaki will lead the post-screening discussion of the film and its music.

Tue, Feb 26 | 7:00 PM
Vanderbilt University
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Elina Vahala

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