Facets Children's Programs
: BRAVO, MAESTRO! / International Short Film Program / 75 min., Ages 9+
Saturday, Feb 09, 2013 5:30 PM CST
Music Institute- Nichols Concert Hall, Evanston, IL
To celebrate his birthday, Antoine’s grandfather, a violin maker, gives him a very special book. With a nod to Disney's Fantasia, the book reveals a hidden gem inside. As Antoine’s drawings jump from the page, we see Vivaldi's Four Seasons brought vividly to life on the big screen by the world-class chamber orchestra, Concerto Italiano. A sonic and visual treat unfurls, set to the timeless tunes of this beloved classical work. And take a magical ride with Chopin as he gallops through his transcendent music in a beautifully animated short with none other than superstar pianist Lang Lang at the reins. A few “rebels” break free of their time signatures. Re-imagine a Prokoviev scherzo as a soccer game of tricky moves. Finally, the richness and soul of Latin music styles are revealed in a celebration of short stores, from the new friends found tied by the tango, to a lively group of buddies who just can't get enough of the rumba. Join us as we enjoy great musical numbers, superb talent, and a lot of sabor! Bravo to the characters in these short films!