Atlanta Symphony set to open film festival

Posted on: January 4, 2010

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert of Jewish-themed film scores on January 4 to open this year’s Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, which will take place from January 13 to 24 at Atlanta-area theaters. The concert, sponsored by Turner Classic Movies and Comcast, marks the first collaboration between the festival and the orchestra.   Richard Kaufman—principal pops conductor of the Dallas Symphony and Pacific Symphony orchestras—will guest conduct the concert, which will include music from Schindler’s List, The Ten Commandments, Life is Beautiful, and The Producers. Ben Mankiewicz, daytime weekend host for Turner Classic Movies, will introduce the performance and serve as host. “This is a momentous event in the history of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival,” said Kenny Blank, the festival’s executive director. “We can think of no better way to kick of our tenth annual festival than in partnership with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra to bring these memorable film scores to Atlanta audiences.” More information about the film festival is available at

Posted January 4, 2010