Mountain, an ACO collaboration

World Premiere

A unique musical journey through vistas that few have visited.

Introducing Mountain - an epic cinematic and musical collaboration between the ACO and BAFTA-nominated Sherpa director, Jennifer Peedom, narrated by two-time Academy Award® nominated actor Willem Dafoe.

Only three centuries ago, setting out to climb a mountain would have been considered close to lunacy. The idea scarcely existed that wild landscapes might hold any sort of attraction. Mountains were places of peril, not beauty. An upper world to be shunned, not sought out. How then have mountains now come to hold us spellbound, drawing us into their dominion, often at the cost of our lives?

Shot by the world's leading high altitude cinematographers, with narration written by celebrated British writer, Robert Macfarlane, this film explores the nature of our modern fascination with mountains. At this event the ACO will perform live with the film.

Program:
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto: II – Larghetto
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No.5: II – Adagio un poco mosso
CHOPIN Nocturne in D-flat major, Op.27, No.2
GRIEG Holberg Suite: I – Präludium
ARVO PÄRT Für Alina
SCULTHORPE Djilile
SCULTHORPE String Sonata No.1: IV – Chorale
RICHARD TOGNETTI Original Composition
VIVALDI Concerto in B Minor, RV580
VIVALDI Winter, RV297: I - Allegro non molto
VIVALDI Summer, RV315: III – Presto

Credits:
Richard Tognetti Musical Director & Composer
Jennifer Peedom Director & Producer
Jo-anne McGowan Producer
Tamara-Anna Cislowska Piano
Renan Ozturk Principal Cinematographer
Robert Macfarlane Writer
Willem Dafoe Narrator
Nigel Jamieson Staging Director
Lighting Design Damien Cooper
Tour Lighting Design Sian James-Holland

Produced by Stranger Than Fiction Films, in association with Camp 4 Collective, Sherpas Cinema and the ACO.

 

Performance Time:
Monday 12 June, 3pm sharp

 

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