Alexandria Symphony to pair music and short films, in collaboration with film festival

Posted on: October 4, 2021

“The Alexandria Film Festival and the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra will present a performance in early November of six original short films screened with live music,” reads an unsigned article in Wednesday’s (9/29) Alexandria Living Magazine (VA). “The Nov. 6 performance [at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall] will feature six original short films screened in tandem with the music. The Nov. 7 performance at the George Washington Masonic Memorial will include the music only with no film projection. The project is called ‘Homegrown: American Stories in Music and Film.’ … Jennifer Higdon’s reflective Blue Cathedral is set with Michael Fallavollita’s [2016] Tale of the Kite…. William Grant Still’s ‘Manhattan Skyline’ from The American Scene will come alive by film artists Jane Pittman and Annette Brieger with Black Lives Matter, which marries the vibrant history of Washington, D.C. and its U-Street corridor. Charles Tomlinson Griffes’ ‘Clouds’ is [paired] with filmmaker Alexi Scheiber’s stop-motion animation … Among the Clouds. Aaron Copland’s 1940 rendition of John Henry will be accompanied by Shannon Washington’s … Beat Ya Feet…. Charles Ives’ ‘The Housatonic at Stockbridge’ from Three Places in New England will be [be accompanied by] video footage compiled by artist Tim McLoraine.”