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Verbier 2015: Maisky And Takacs-Nagy
Wednesday 3rd August 7.00pm Channel 020
Mischa Maisky has collaborated with just about all other great classical musicians of his time - and for this concert, he joined forces with Gabor Takacs-Nagy and the Verbier Festival Chamber Orchestra. Together, they performed works by Saint- Saëns and Schumann.
REPERTOIRE: SAINT-SAENS: Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor; SAINT-SAENS: The Swan; SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 4 in D minor.
ORCHESTRA: Verbier Festival Chanber Orchestra.
CONDUCTOR: Gabor Takacs-Nagy.
PERFORMERS: Mischa Maisky.
Gala From Berlin 2015
Wednesday 3rd August 7.45pm Channel 020
It is one of the highlights in the calendar of every classical music fan in Berlin - and beyond: On New Year‘s Eve, the Berliner Philharmoniker invite an exceptional soloist for a festive gala. Together the musicians bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new. In 2015, the orchestra has invited German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter. Together, they will perform works by Saint-Saens, Massenet, Ravel, Poulenc and Chabrier.
REPERTOIRE: Emannuel Chabrier Ouverture from L’Etoile Camille Saint-Saens: Introduction et Rondo capriccioso Jules Massenet: Excerpts from El Cid Maurice Ravel: Tzigane | Rhapsody for violin and orchestra, La Valse Francis Poulenc: Les Biches, Ballettsuite.
ORCHESTRA: Berliner Philharmoniker.
CONDUCTOR: Sir Simon Rattle.
PERFORMERS: Anne-Sophie Mutter.
Through A Lens Darkly
Thursday 4th August 8.30pm Channel 020
Through A Lens Darkly is the first documentary to explore the role of photography in shaping the identity, aspirations, and social emergence of African Americans from slavery to the present. Providing a window into the Black family photographic album, the film brings to light previously hidden and largely unknown images by both professional and vernacular African American photographers dating back to the very beginning of photography. These images show a more complex and nuanced view of American culture and society while exploring the ways African Americans continue to use the medium as a tool for social change.
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