Sunday, Oct. 14, 2007
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
The City, the classic American documentary film made for the 1939 World’s Fair with a script by Lewis Mumford, is a vivid argument for the Garden City movement. It features the first and by far the most remarkable of Aaron Copland’s eight film scores, called by Mark Swed of The Los Angeles Times “an astonishing missing link not only in the genesis of Copland’s Americana style but in American music and cinema.” See the film and—for the first time anywhere—hear the full score in live performance. With commentary by the legendary documentary filmmaker George Stoney. John Basinger, narrator.
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