EMV is proud to present a series of free films as complementary pairings with our concerts. These films provide context and historical insight, giving audience members a deeper understanding and larger perspective of the music that will be performed.
All screenings are free admission and open to the public, and will be held at Christ Church Cathedral in the Church Hall.
Wednesday August 2, 2017, 4:00 pm
PLAYING ELIZABETH’S TUNE
Duration: 65 mins
Preceding SONGS OF RELIGIOUS UPHEAVAL – BYRD, TALLIS, TYE – MUSIC FROM REFORMATION ENGLAND
Charles Hazlewood explores the life and music of William Byrd, Catholic Composer for a Protestant Queen, and the troubled times that produced some of the most intimate and passionate sacred music ever written. The playing time which includes excerpts from the filmed performances is 69-16.
Thursday August 3, 2017, 4:00 pm
SACRED MUSIC – BACH AND THE LUTHERAN LEGACY
Duration: 60 mins
Following A LUTHERAN VESPERS – MUSIC FOR TROUBLED TIMES
How the Protestant Reformation led to the works of J.S. Bach
Friday August 4, 2017, 4:00 pm
BACH, MENDELSSOHN AND THE ST. MATTHEW PASSION
Duration: 21 mins
Following CONVERSIONS – MENDELSSOHN, MOSCHELES AND BACH
Documentary for the Mendelssohn Club of Philadelphia and the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia funded by the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, leading up to the Mendelssohn Club’s North American Premiere of the historic Mendelssohn version of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion. Participants include internationally noted authorities on both Bach and Mendelssohn; locations included Berlin, Leipzig and the Bodleian Library at Oxford University.
Tuesday August 8, 2017, 4:00 pm
NETHERLANDS BACH SOCIETY PERFORMS CANTAT 131, JOS VAN VELHOVEN
Duration: 60 mins
Preceding BEFORE BACH – “THE FOUNTAINS OF ISRAEL” BY JOHANN SCHEIN (1623)
An introduction to the incredible and free “All of Bach” website www.allofbach.com
Wednesday August 9, 2017, 4:00pm
ORFEO ED EURIDICE
Duration: 72 mins
Preceding HEAVENLY LOVE: SACRED ARIAS FOR COUNTER-TENOR
Glucks Orfeo ed Euridice is one of music history’s most important operas. The cast is led by Bejun Mehta, Eva Liebau as Euridice and Regula Mühlemann as Amore. Director Ondej Havelka combines period details with modern psychological interpretation. The baroque specialist Václav Luks leads the Collegium 1704 and Collegium Vocale 1704.
Thursday August 10, 2017, 4:00 pm
Duration: 109 mins
Following BACH TRANSCRIPTIONS – VICTORIA BAROQUE PLAYERS
Learn how one man reluctantly took on the most powerful institution of his day and won. Martin Luther is credited with expounding a new vision of man’s relationship with authority.