"Music from the Stage & Screen"

February 10, 2016

The Emory Wind Ensemble (EWE), along with Theater Emory, presents “Music from the Stage and Screen,” a free concert event combining two art forms—drama and music—to create unique adaptations of well-loved theatrical, operatic, and film works. The performance is Saturday, February 27 at 8 p.m. in the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, and is open to the public.

To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the Emory Wind Ensemble will perform William Walton’s iconic film score to the Lawrence Olivier film, Henry V (1944); Tim McDonough, chair of the Department of Theater Studies, will perform a dramatic reading of the play from a customized script of his own creation that combines elements from the film production and Shakespeare’s original material.

“While William Walton’s score to Laurence Olivier’s Henry V is a triumph of Elizabethan authenticity and ingenious orchestration, its pairing with Shakespeare’s text elevates the audience’s experience of both,” said Paul Bhasin, conductor of the EWE. “Theater Emory’s Tim McDonough, lending his talents tonight as the warrior king, shows us the meaning behind all the notes in Walton’s score.”

The EWE will also perform the complete film score to The Red Pony (1949) by Aaron Copland, as John Ammerman, also of Emory’s Department of Theater Studies, and several professional Atlanta-based actors perform dramatic readings of the source material from John Steinbeck’s novel.  EWE will round out the concert with a performance from Act 2 Scene 4 of Wagner’s Longengrin.

For more details, visit arts.emory.edu.

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Emory Wind Ensemble
The Emory Wind Ensemble is recognized nationally and internationally as an outstanding organization, dedicated to performing wind band and chamber literature of the highest caliber, while nurturing individual artistic excellence within an ensemble setting. Membership is determined by audition each fall, with occasional vacancies occurring in the spring semester.

Theater Emory
Theater Emory, the professional company in residence at Emory University, produces a wide range of drama, from classics to new works. Liberal arts undergraduates work with professional directors, actors, designers, playwrights, dramaturgs, choreographers, composers, music directors and stage managers.