City of London Sinfonia
Hugh Brunt conductor
The New Babylon
Kozintsev and Trauberg writing/direction
CLoSer visits the movies with a live showing of the 1929 silent movie, The New Babylon, with the orchestra performing alongside Russian composer, Dmitri Shostakovich’s original film score.
The film set in the 1871 Paris Commune, tells the tale of the encounter and tragic fate of two lovers separated by the Commune barricades. Exploring the violence, revolution and class-conflict of the time, Shostakovich wrote this, his one and only silent film score, for a small screening in Moscow. Written before Stalin and his censors deemed jazz a ‘degenerate’ music, it is filled with jazz and cabaret inspired music and shows Shostakovich at his most wild and satirical.
Adult: £15 (includes a free drink) **
CLS 5IVER (16-25 year olds): £5 – pre-register at cls.co.uk/CLS-FIVER *
Early Bird tickets: SOLD OUT *
*Early Bird and FIVER tickets are subject to availability and do not include a free drink
**Concessions available for children, senior citizens and jobseekers.
Part of City of London Sinfonia’s Hot Tunes, Cold War Festival
In partnership with City of London Sinfonia and Village Underground
Supported by Arts Council England and M&G Investments