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Music in the Movies–“2001: A Space Odyssey” (1968) G

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May 9, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Music in the Movies is a new series presented by the the library and Shoreline Village CT. Each week Professor Paul Hawkshaw will say a few words about the music of the featured film and describe how it served the directors in enhancing the action, atmosphere and character delineation in their respective movies. Then we will watch the movie.

Directed by Stanley Kubrick, 2001: A Space Odyssey is the story of human evolution. The movie consists of 3 main parts: pre history, the future and technology, and back to earth. The film’s music is by Györgi Ligeti, Johann Strauss and Richard Strauss.

Paul Hawkshaw
Paul Hawkshaw is Professor in the Practice of Musicology and Director of the Yale Summer School of Music/Norfolk Chamber Music Festival. He is an authority on the music of Anton Bruckner who has also taken an active interest in community affairs and public education in New Haven. He was awarded the Yale School of Music’s highest honor, the Samuel Simons Sanford Medal, for his distinctive combination of scholarship and community service. Born in Toronto, Canada, Professor Hawkshaw received his Ph.D. in musicology from Columbia University in 1984.

This program is free and open to all. Please register.


May 9, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Guilford Free Library
67 Park Street
Guilford, CT 06437
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