THE ART OF THE SCORE: Amadeus, Film with Live Orchestra

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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$69-165

Duration

3 hours with intermission

Date & Times

11

Apr, 2018

Wednesday, 7:30 PM

12

Apr, 2018

Thursday, 7:30 PM

13

Apr, 2018

Friday, 11:00 AM

14

Apr, 2018

Saturday, 7:30 PM

17

Apr, 2018

Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Event Info

THE ART OF THE SCORE
Alec Baldwin, Artistic Advisor

Amadeus is rated PG.

Experience the Oscar winner like never before — projected on a giant screen while the Philharmonic performs its glorious sound track, from the Gran partita to the haunting Requiem, live. This riveting film classic pits the mediocre, frustrated Salieri (chillingly played by F. Murray Abraham, who won the Academy Award for this role) against Mozart, the genius who “seemed to be taking dictation from God.” A not-to-be-missed New York Premiere!

Program

Mozart

Amadeus: Live (New York Premiere–score performed live to complete film)

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Artists

Richard Kaufman

Conductor

Richard Kaufman

Conductor

Richard Kaufman

Conductor

Richard Kaufman has devoted much of his musical life to conducting and supervising music for film and television productions, as well as performing film and classical music in concert halls and on recordings. The 2017–18 season marks his 12th with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s concert series CSO at the Movies and his 27th as principal pops conductor of Pacific Symphony. He holds the permanent title of pops conductor laureate with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.

Highlights of Mr. Kaufman’s 2017–18 season include debuts with the New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, and the Handel and Haydn Society. In 2015 he made his conducting debut with the Boston Pops, filling in for John Williams at the Annual Pops Film Night, and Mr. Williams invited Mr. Kaufman to share the podium at the annual Tanglewood Film Night in 2016. In July 2016 he conducted the San Diego Symphony in a live performance of Michael Giacchino’s new score for Star Trek Beyond, accompanying the film in its gala World Premiere in IMAX.

Mr. Kaufman regularly appears as a guest conductor with The Cleveland Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the San Francisco, Atlanta, St. Louis, London, Liverpool, Dublin, Indianapolis, and San Diego symphony orchestras. In addition to conducting traditional concert presentations, he often leads performances of complete film scores in concert, synchronizing the music to the actual film as it is shown on the screen above the orchestra. These legendary film titles include Singin’ in the Rain, The Wizard of Oz, Psycho, Casablanca, Jaws, Pirates of the Caribbean, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Amadeus, and Star Trek.

As a violinist, Mr. Kaufman performed on numerous film and television scores including Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Saturday Night Fever, and (in a moment of desperation) Animal House. He has recorded with artists including John Denver, Burt Bacharach, Neil Sedaka, The Carpenters, and Ray Charles.

Richard Kaufman joined the music department of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM) in 1984 as music coordinator, and for the next 18 years supervised music for MGM. He has received two Emmy Award nominations, one for the animated series The Pink Panther, and another for Outstanding Original Song co-authored for the series All Dogs Go to Heaven.

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Alec Baldwin

Artistic Advisor

Alec Baldwin

Artistic Advisor

Alec Baldwin (Photo: Justin Jay)

Artistic Advisor

Alec Baldwin (Artistic Advisor of The Art of the Score) is the Radio Host of the New York Philharmonic. Since 1980 Mr. Baldwin has appeared in numerous productions on stage, in films, and on television. He has received a Tony nomination (A Streetcar Named Desire, 1992) and an Oscar nomination (The Cooler, 2004), and has won three Emmy Awards, three Golden Globes, and seven consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on NBC’s 30 Rock. His films include The Hunt for Red October, Glengarry Glen Ross, Malice, The Edge, It’s Complicated, Blue Jasmine, Still Alice, Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation, and Boss Baby, among many others. Alec Baldwin earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 1994, and received an honorary doctorate in 2010. He is co-chairman of the Board of the Hamptons International Film Festival. He is the author of three books: A Promise to Ourselves; his memoir, Nevertheless; and, with Kurt Andersen, You Can’t Spell America Without Me. He serves on numerous boards related to the arts, the environment, and progressive politics. Mr. Baldwin is married to­­­­ author and fitness expert Hilaria Thomas Baldwin. They have three children, Carmen Gabriela Baldwin, Rafael Thomas Baldwin, and Leonardo Angel Charles Baldwin. His eldest child is his daughter Ireland Baldwin. Alec Baldwin hosts ABC’s Match Game, the classic television game show; a portion of his proceeds are donated to charity.

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Tom Hulce

Special guest (April 11)

Tom Hulce

Special guest (April 11)

Special guest (April 11)

Actor Tom Hulce received an Oscar and four Golden Globe nominations and won Italy’s Donatello Award for his portrayal of Mozart in Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus. He made his Broadway debut at the age of 20 when he starred opposite Anthony Hopkins in Shaffer’s Equus. He also starred on Broadway in Aaron Sorkin’s A Few Good Men and on London’s West End in The Normal Heart. His films include Dominick and Eugene, Parenthood, and Animal House, and he voiced the title role in Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Mr. Hulce’s other honors for his acting work include an Emmy Award and Emmy nomination as well as a Tony nomination. As a producer, he presented the U.S. Premiere of Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads starring Annette Bening, Lynn Redgrave, and Tyne Daly. With partner Ira Pittelman, he developed and produced the Broadway musicals Spring Awakening — with music by Duncan Shiek and winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and Green Day’s American Idiot. Most recently, Mr. Hulce and Mr. Pittelman organized the Kennedy Center concert production of Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus’s Chess, directed by Michael Mayer with a new book by Danny Strong. The two are currently producing the new musical Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations, written by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Des McAnuff, which completed a record-breaking run at Berkeley Repertory Theatre and opens at the Kennedy Center this June. Tom Hulce produced the 2004 film A Home at the End of the World — directed by Michael Mayer and starring Colin Farrell, Robin Wright, Dallas Roberts, and Sissy Spacek — and the 2018 film The Seagull, based on the Chekhov classic, also directed by Mr. Mayer and starring Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll, and Elisabeth Moss.

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Musica Sacra
Kent Tritle, director

Chorus

Musica Sacra
Kent Tritle, director

Chorus

Chorus

Musica Sacra, the longest continuously performing professional chorus in New York City, was founded in 1964 by Richard Westenburg and is now under the artistic leadership of Kent Tritle, who began his 11th season this year. Musica Sacra presents performances at venues throughout New York, including Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; its annual performances of Handel’s Messiah at Carnegie Hall are a New York holiday tradition. The chorus is frequently invited to perform with Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York City Ballet, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, and concert presenters throughout the region. The ensemble has given the World and New York Premieres of more than 25 choral works, including, most recently, the World Premiere of Evan Fein’s oratorio Deborah, based on the Biblical character from the Book of Judges, at Alice Tully Hall. Musica Sacra’s most recent recording is Eternal Reflections, an album of vocal works by Robert Paterson, the award-winning composer and founder of the American Modern Ensemble. Its growing discography of recordings on the BMG, RCA, MSR Classics, and Deutsche Grammophon labels includes Messages to Myself, a program of recent works by Daniel Brewbaker, Michael Gilbertson, Zachary Patten, Behzad Ranjbaran, and Christopher Theofanidis. Musica Sacra’s community engagement initiative, in partnership with schools and social service organizations in the New York metropolitan area, reflects its dedication to educating students in the appreciation and history of choral music. In addition, Musica Sacra presents informational sessions for adult audiences to help contextualize their concert experience. Musica Sacra made its New York Philharmonic debut in the live to film presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey, conducted by then Music Director Alan Gilbert as part of The Art of the Score in September 2013.

Kent Tritle is one of America’s leading choral conductors. In addition to presiding over Musica Sacra, he is director of cathedral music and organist at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine and music director of the Oratorio Society of New York. He is also director of choral activities and chair of the organ department at the Manhattan School of Music and a member of the graduate faculty of The Juilliard School. An acclaimed organ virtuoso, Mr. Tritle is the organist of the New York Philharmonic and the American Symphony Orchestra. His 2017–18 season is highlighted by the World Premieres of two works with the Oratorio Society of New York: Sanctuary Road, an oratorio about the Underground Railroad with music by Paul Moravec and libretto by Mark Campbell, commissioned by the OSNY, and Behzad Ranjbaran’s We Are One. Previously, Kent Tritle conducted the Sacred Music in a Sacred Space series at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola (1989–2011), was music director of the Emmy-nominated Dessoff Choirs (1996–2004), and hosted The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle on WQXR (2010–14).

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Kent Tritle, director

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