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Caryl Flinn and Mark Clague to Give Pre-Concert Talk Entitled "Music in Character and as Character: Bernstein's Musical Score to ON THE WATERFRONT"

Sunday, October 11, 2015
12:00 AM
Hill Auditorium Talk will be given on the Mezzanine Lobby
Tickets to the performance are required to attend

Join Mark Clague (Associate Professor of Musicology and Director of Research), Caryl Flinn (Chair and Professor of Screen Arts and Cultures), and Conductor David Newman as they explore the role of music as a storytelling device in Leonard Bernstein’s one and only score for a motion picture, On the Waterfront

After the talk, the University Musical Society will be screening the film, accompanied by the New York Philharmonic's live performance of the score. The magnificent soundtrack for On the Waterfront churns with dramatic intensity, underscoring the brutality of the docks, the tough combativeness of the longshoremen, and the dark, looming presence of the mob bosses who dominate their territory. Directed by Elia Kazan, the story is based on true events about crime and corruption on the waterfronts of Manhattan and Brooklyn, with Bernstein’s music accentuating the somber, yet triumphant, conclusion. Academy Award-nominated film composer and conductor David Newman leads the New York Philharmonic in this final concert of their 2015 residency. 

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