Northfield, Minnesota 55057

The Carleton College Orchestra, led by director and professor of music Ron Rodman, will give a concert titled ?The Movie? at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, in Carleton?s Concert Hall. Carol Donelan, assistant professor of media studies will present a pre-concert lecture on music and film at 7 p.m. in the concert hall lobby. The event is free and open to the public.

The program features Philip Glass?s suite from the movie ?The Hours,? Camille Saint-Saens? score from ?L?Assissinat de Duc du Guise? and Dmitri Shostakovich?s suite from ?The Gadfly?. The concert will follow the development of the film score as an artistic piece from the inception of cinema to the dark strains of film produced under the Soviet regime to the lighter pieces of today?s American cinema.

Saint-Saens wrote the score to ?L?Assissinat de Duc du Guise? during a stage late in his career when he became the first composer of renown to compose pieces for the emerging medium of cinema. Shostakovich?s piece provided the soundtrack for the Soviet propaganda film ?The Gadfly,? a film which gained wide acclaim in the Soviet bloc for its antireligious and revolutionary message. The suite from ?The Hours? is one of many pieces Glass has created for films in recent years usually his minimalist style. Film clips will be show with each musical selection.

Rodman, who also teaches music theory and low brass, received his bachelor?s degree in music education from Indiana University, his master?s degree in theory from Georgia State University and his doctorate in music theory from Indiana University. His research interests include Schenkerian analysis, musical semiotics and music and the media. Rodman has contributed articles to the College Music Symposium, Journal of Music Theory and Indiana Theory Review, as well as to the book ?Music and Cinema.?

The Carleton College Concert Hall has limited disability accessibility. For more information or disability accommodations, call the Carleton music department at (507) 646-4347.

Added by carlmedr on October 20, 2005

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