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Symphonic Cinema (Film with Live Orchestra)

A breathtaking series of original films created by Filmelodic™ for accompaniment by live orchestra is now available from G. Schirmer, Inc. Appealing to younger crowds and seasoned concertgoers alike, the films “attempt to dissolve stereotypes about the target audience of classical music,” explains Filmelodic producer Adam Grannick, that use “the international language of music to take the traditional place of dialogue.” Each film explores universal themes familiar to a 21st century audience, such as pilgrimage, jealousy, and love.

The first three of this film-with-live-accompaniment series — “Runaway Overture,” “Last Night”s Symphonie,” and “Sam & Barb’s School for Scandal” — may be performed alone or as a set.


Last Night’s Symphonie,” set to movements II and IV of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, focuses on Hector and Harriet, two young New Yorkers. After meeting at a party on a hot summer night, they enjoy a romantic adventure out in the city. But the next morning, a repentant Hector sets out to right his wrongs, embarking on a torturous odyssey through the perilous streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan — where musicians are lurking.

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In “Sam & Barb’s School for Scandal“, set to Samuel Barber’s Overture to the School for Scandal, two close friends throw a wild party where they end up engaging in a continuous game of one-upmanship and realize that they might be in love with one another. Terrified to admit their feelings, they continue making one another jealous, engaging in more and more harmful behavior until someone gets hurt.


In “Runaway Overture,” set to Richard Wagner’s Overture to Tannhäuser, a young artist sets out from her home to find adventure, while an aging painter struggles to let go of his dreams. This film premiered at the Richard Wagner Museum during the 2015 Bayreuth Festival.

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“I believe that with this visually powerful and plot-driven expression of the orchestral repertoire,” Grannick anticipates, “classical music will find a new generation of absorbed listeners.”

The films, the scores and parts, and a tech rider are available under license from G. Schirmer, Inc. Filmelodic™, a production of Adam Grannick Multimedia, LLC, is a series of new stories drawn from classical music and screened with live musicians.



Visit Filmelodic on Facebook to see current events for the series, and visit Schirmer Theatrical to see upcoming film with live orchestra performance dates.


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