The Red Violin
Tuesday, February 26 @ 7 p.m. @ Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music
Presented by: Jun Iwasaki, Concertmaster of the Nashville Symphony
Canada (1999) Dir: François Girard. The storied, sonically perfect violin with a troubled legacy, told through the experiences of its owners. The film features a fiery and passionate score by composer John Corigliano later adapted into Concerto for Violin and Orchestra. The piece has become a signature work for Finnish violinist Elina Vähälä. Vähälä will perform it with the Nashville Symphony under the direction of Leonard Slatkin, March 14–16 at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. French, English, Mandarin, Italian, and German with English subtitles. Rated R. 130 mins. DVD. Co-sponsored by the Blair School of Music & the Nashville Symphony.