Music in the Movies – “Star Wars: A New Hope” (1977)
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May 2, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This series will explore how operatic tradition and the music of great composers have served film directors and composers over the years. John Williams’ Star Wars sound track relied heavily on Wagnerian prototypes. Professor Paul Hawkshaw will say a few words about the music in the 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.
Dr. Paul Hawkshaw
Yale School of Music
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. Children are welcome to this first film in the series. Please register.