ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra’s season-wide theme of music from the cinema continues with its third Masterworks concert, “Moonlight & Movie Music” on March 1 & 2, 2019 at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. The Symphony partners with the Annapolis Film Festival for a showing of a 2016 short feature from the Oscar-nominated French animation school, MoPa, accompanied by a live orchestral performance led by Music Director José-Luis Novo.
The concert will open with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s popular Symphony No. 25, followed by a projection of the Annapolis Film Festival Short, “Beyond the Books,” featuring live music selected by Maestro Novo. The second half will begin with Gustav Mahler’s Adagietto from Symphony No. 5. The evening will finish with Silvestre Revueltas’ La Noche de los Mayas (The Night of the Mayas), visually accompanied by “Revolution,” a work of new media art by Amsterdam-based painter and filmmaker, Jacco Olivier. The film is a hybrid of vintage animation, hand-made techniques, and digital means, where stop-frame captures of paintings are layered to create a three dimensional effect.
MOONLIGHT & MOVIE MUSIC
The 2018-19 Masterworks season is made possible by a special collaboration with the Faith Goldstein and Jesse Cunitz Center for Film and New Media and a generous grant from Faith Goldstein and Jesse Cunitz, as well as a partnership with the Annapolis Film Festival. The Symphony’s residency at Maryland Hall is made possible in part by a generous grant from Laird Lott and Linda Gooden.
Additional major funding for the Annapolis Symphony is generously provided by Elizabeth Richebourg Rea, ezStorage, the Maryland State Arts Council, Arts Council of Anne Arundel County, and Friends of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra.
About The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra
Now in its 57th season, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra is led by renowned Music Director José-Luis Novo and features 70 professional musicians who perform a variety of symphonic concerts for audiences of all ages. Additionally, the non-profit organization provides educational programs through its partnerships with local schools, as well as other community outreach efforts. The Annapolis Symphony’s vision is to be the best regional orchestra in the country, recognized as a jewel in the Washington-Baltimore area.