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Chamber music at Austrian film screening

The Menuhin Foundation Adult Quartet will perform at a screening of the Austrian film The Last Salon this weekend.

The event will be hosted by Katarina Hoskins, the Honorary Austrian Consul of Bermuda, and the Bermuda International Film Festival Purpose Trust at the Hamilton Princess on Saturday.

Charles Knights, of the Menuhin Foundation, said: “We will be choosing from the following selection for our Saturday performance.

“I worked in a German opera house for many years and it was interesting to learn about the German-Austrian community of theatre singers in New York.

“We have some opera overtures, ballet music from famous operas, and even some Piaf, which of course appears in the documentary.

“I thought some Gershwin and Bernstein could also be appropriate with the film New York based.”

• Bernstein: Make our garden grow from Candide

• Bizet: March and Entr'acte from Carmen

• Delibes: Flower Duet from Lakme

• Faure: Apres un Reve

• Ferre: Paris Canaille

• Gershwin: Lullaby

• McLean: Rhumba

• Mozart: Overture from Entführung aus dem Serail

• Offenbach: Can-can from Vie Pariesienne

• Piaf: La vie en Rose

• Rossini: Overture from Barber of Seville

• Saint Seans: Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah

• Tchaikovsky: Waltz from Serenade

• Wagner: March from The Meistersingers

The Last Salonis about Austrian Sissy Strauss, a renowned opera star of the NY Metropolitan Opera, and her return to her Vienna.

The screening will be accompanied by a video introduction by German-Austrian Joachim Dennhardt, director and writer of The Last Salon, live chamber music and a piano performance by Katie Matcham.

The event will be held in the Trudeau Ballroom at 7.30pm. Tickets cost $50 and include a complimentary drink and canapés.

During the evening there will also be draw prices provided by the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York.

To buy tickets, visit Ptix.bm, e-mail info@biff.bm or call 293-3456.

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Published February 21, 2018 at 9:37 am (Updated February 21, 2018 at 9:37 am)

Chamber music at Austrian film screening

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