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Music of Today: New Music for Old Movies

Part of Classical Season 2018/19

See the screening of a silent-era film accompanied by a score by Czech composer Martin Smolka.

Ahead of the Philharmonia's performance of Gottfried Huppertz's Metropolis at 7.30pm, Music of Today presents new music for silent films by Martin Smolka.

Hats in the Sky is played live to a screening of the Weimar-era film Vormittagspuk (Ghosts before Breakfast), a surrealist silent film from the 1920s. The ensemble also performs Smolka's new musical response to Entr'acte.

For Smolka, these new works fulfil a 'supporting function that underlines the avant-garde richness of the films.'

Performers

Players from the Philharmonia Orchestra
Titus Engel conductor

Repertoire

Martin Smolka: Hats in the Sky - music to Hans Richter's silent film Ghosts before Breakfast (UK premiere); En Tractant (UK premiere); Hats in the Sky - music to Hans Richter's silent film Ghosts before Breakfast

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where

Royal Festival Hall

Pricing

Free

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Royal Festival Hall at 7.30pm: Watch Fritz Lang's sci-fi masterpiece Metropolis accompanied live by Gottfried Huppertz's score.

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