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Collegium Novum Zurich: Live Music & Silent Film


Friday, May 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

Collegium Novum Zurich: Live Music & Silent Film

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Arts & Culture: Concert / Film Screening

A fixture of the Swiss music scene since 1993, the 20-piece ensemble Collegium Novum Zurich makes its U.S. debut performing over short silent film masterpieces. Don’t miss the rare opportunity to hear original and new soundtracks to Dada classics, Hanns Eisler’s best scores with the documentaries they were composed for, and the U.S. premiere of Iris ter Schiphorst’s composition for the American avant-garde film of Edgar Allan Poe’s story, The Fall of the House of Usher. 

Jörg Schneider, trumpet

Jonathan Stockhammer, conductor

Carola Bauckholt:
 Ghosts Before Breakfast (2008). Film by Hans Richter (1928)

Iris ter Schiphorst: The Fall of the House of Usher (2014) U.S. Premiere. Film by James Sibley Watson, Jr. and Melville Webber (1928)

Erik Satie: Entr’acte cinématographique (1924), arr. by Andrew Digby (2007). Film by René Clair (1924)

Hanns Eisler: Fourteen Ways of Describing the Rain, Op. 70 (1941)
. For the film Rain by Joris Ivens (1929)

Hanns Eisler:
 Chamber Symphony, Op. 69 (1940). For the film White Flood
 (1940, Frontier Films)

The Fall of the House of Usher is made possible with the generous support of the Jörg Schneider family.

Photo: Susan Schimert-Ramme


Have questions about Collegium Novum Zurich: Live Music & Silent Film? Contact ZÜRICH MEETS NEW YORK

When & Where

David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center
61 West 62 Street
Broadway between 62nd and 63rd Streets
New York, NY 10023

Friday, May 16, 2014 at 7:00 PM (EDT)

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This event is part of Zürich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity, May 16-23, 2014, highlighting the contemporary relevance of visionary movements and ideas born in Zurich and their impact on American culture. Building on the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Dada movement and Zurich’s role as a 21st-century hub for artistic and scientific innovation, the festival features 25 events at venues across the city, and is presented by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York, the City of Zurich, ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich (UZH). 

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Collegium Novum Zurich: Live Music & Silent Film
New York, NY Events Performance Music
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