As cineastes know well, Martin Scorsese is as keen and fascinating a film scholar, preserver, and commentator as he is a film director — especially when it comes to Italian cinema.
That is why we are thrilled to announce that he has been added as a special guest on the New York Philharmonic's Opening Gala Concert, La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema, September 16, 2014. Mr. Scorsese, an Oscar-winning director and film preservation proponent, will deliver welcoming and introductory remarks.
The concert kicks off our new season and the second season of THE ART OF THE SCORE: Film Week at the Philharmonic, offering two contrasting programs of film music September 16–20. On September 17, an expanded version of the Sept. 16 program will be recorded by PBS’s Great Performances for telecast at a later date.
On September 19–20, Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times: The Tramp at 100 will pay tribute to the 125th
anniversary of the birth of film legend and auteur Charlie Chaplin and to the 100th birthday of
his most famous character, The Little Tramp.
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