Three PCE Films By Behrouz Jamali
We regret that this program has been postponed. Thank you for your interest; we will keep you updated on the new film screening date.
Join us for the premier screening of three films titled “Weinberg Cello Preludes”, “Shostakovich in Wartime”, and “The Black Virtuoso Tradition” by Behrouz Jamali with live commentary by PCE Executive Produce Joseph Horowitz, PCE Musical Director Angel Gil-Ordóñez, and film creator Behrouz Jamali.
A champagne reception follows. Admission is free. Donations are welcome.
About the Films
“Weinberg Cello Preludes”
Mieczysław Weinberg (1919-1996) was a Polish Jewish composer who fled the Holocaust to resettle in Stalin’s Russia — only to be arrested as part the “doctor’s plot.” The belated discovery of Weinberg’s music, and of the story behind it, has galvanized audiences in Europe and the US. With PCE principal cellist Ben Capps.
“Shostakovich in Time of War”
This unique film compares three Russian musical responses to the trauma of World War II: Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and Stravinsky. The featured artists include one of the great names in Russian pianism: Alexander Toradze.
“The Black Virtuoso Tradition”
Scott Joplin, James P. Johnson, and Art Tatum are among the composer/pianist comprising a sizzling “Black Virtuosso Tradition” unique to the American experience. Featuring Steven Mayer (“piano playing at its most awesome” — The New York Times).
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