Join us for an ecclectic evening of art, music and Film Noir at the Bowers Museum. We will be screening the 1928 silent film 'La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc' with a live score mix of chant, string quartet and electronic percussion. Before the performance begins, catch a pre-show lecture about the making of the film and explore our special exhibition Virgin of Guadalupe: Images in Colonial Mexico. Enjoy a delicious dinner presented by Tangata or just sip on some wine! It’s Halloween weekend so, Film Noir costumes are welcomed and encouraged!
This critically acclaimed 1928 silent film by Carl Dreyer is brought to life with a haunting new score, which re-imagines this classic with a modern urgency. Combining electronic music with strings, sacred chant by members of L.A. Master Chorale, composer George Sarah has crafted an unforgettable visual and auditory experience.
After being commissioned by Los Angeles Grand Performances in 2010 to compose and perform a live score for "The Passion of Joan of Arc," George Sarah and his string and voice ensembles are in the process of booking live performances of this film score throughout North America and Europe.
The silent film La Passion de Jeanne d’Arc was created without a musical score. However, most silent movies of that period were accompanied by Live music. Come join us as we screen this classic film to live accompaniment by composer George Sarah with his string quartet and vocalists. The film was directed by Carl Theodor Dreyer and stars Renée Jeanne Falconetti as Joan of Arc. It is widely regarded as a landmark of cinema, especially for its production, Dreyer's direction and Falconetti's performance, which is often listed as one of the finest in cinema history.
Blondie’s hit song is re-imagined by Los Angeles composers Daniel Miller, Morgan Lee Gerstmar, Mark Menzies, Kevin Kelly, Odeya Nini, Eric Kenneth Malcolm Clark, and Matt Smith. We'd love for you to join us at what will be our first ever ISQ pops concert and our closing performance of the series! Bring friends, eat food, and listen to some Blondie. Since this concert is at a private residence, please RSVP for the address at firstname.lastname@example.org
*Words by Isaura String Quartet
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Suggested Donation: $15
NYC-based violist Kallie Ciechomski concludes her West Coast solo tour with an evening of viola works written by composers who are women.
This concert features special guests, the Isaura String Quartet. They will play works by LA composers Morgan Gerstmar, Melinda Rice, and Cassia Streb, as well as Meredith Monk.*
Kallie’s program includes music by Joan Tower, Augusta Read Thomas, and Pauline Oliveros, plus an adaption of a 1,000 year old piece by Hildegard von Bingen. The centerpiece of this concert is a world premiere by Mariel Berger, which is a feminist counterpoint to the male-dominated classical world, and unfolds itself to depict a female orgasm.*
* Bios from Studio Maestro