Monday, 10 February 2020

Ealing Music and Film Festival

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The Ealing Music and Film Festival returns on 12 February 2020 for the eighth festival, giving five days and music and film in and around Ealing. The festival is being presented in partnership with the University of West London (UWL) where many of the events take place. One intriguing event at the university will be Headspace Project, an immersive experience where listeners experience a range of music via headphones rather than listening conventionally.

Pietro Mascagni's only film score will feature for a screening of Nino Oxilia's silent classic film Rapsodica Satanica (1915), in an evening which will also feature alternative soundtracks composed by students of UWL's London College of Music.

Other artists appearing at the festival include wind group, The Thorne Trio, Affinity String Quartet and soprano Lotte Betts Dean in music for string quartet and soprano including Caroline Shaw, Matt Laing, Nico Muhly, the Love2Sing Choir, and Tenebrae choir under conductor Nigel Short in an evening of settings of English texts including Parry's Songs of Farewell.

Ealing Youth Orchestra will be playing side by side with members of the London Mozart Players in a programme of Sibelius, Rachmaninov and Paul Creston's Saxophone Concerto (Creston was an 20th Italian American composer - 1906-1985) with BBC Young Musician 2018 finalist, Rob Burton. Ealing Symphony Orchestra will be performing Rachmaninov's opera Francesca da Rimini with soloists Anna Gorbachyova, Telman Guzhevsky and Vladislav Chursin, and there is more Rachmaninov on the sound-track of the film Brief Encounter.

And there is more opera when the film of Opera Holland Park's 2019 production of Verdi's Un ballo in maschera is shown.

Full details from the festival website.

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