Music on Film: The Red Violin featuring Elina Vahala & the Nashville SymphonyClassical
The Red Violin is a swirling, century-spanning cinematic masterpiece by Canadian director FranÃ§ois 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 VÃ¤hÃ¤lÃ¤.
VÃ¤hÃ¤lÃ¤ 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