Co-presented by Tucson Symphony Orchestra
Featuring a special introduction by George Hanson, Tucson Symphony Orchestra Music Director and Conductor!
Enter our FREE RAFFLE for tickets to TSO’s presentation of Corigliano: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra: The Red Violin & Mahler: Symphony No. 5 on Friday, Jan 17 at 8:00pm or Sunday, January 19 at 2:00pm. See TSO Concertmaster Steven Moeckel perform the popular and powerful concerto that Joshua Bell performs in The Red Violin, as well as Mahler’s brilliant Fifth Symphony, which was popularized by the classic film, Death in Venice.
"There really is a little something here for everyone: music and culture, politics and passion, crime and intrigue … The Red Violin has the kind of sweep and vision that we identify with elegant features from decades ago.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
The Red Violin, winner of the 2000 Academy Award for Best Original Score, is an epic adventure tracing the history of a musical instrument through five countries and three centuries. This lavish tale of mystery and obsession unfolds when Charles Morritz (Samuel L. Jackson), an appraiser of rare musical instruments, discovers a one-of-a-kind, red violin at a prestigious Montreal auction house. Convinced he's found an authentic long-lost masterpiece, Morritz uncovers the spectacular journey of the priceless violin, how it changed hands and the lives of all who touched it – from Italy in 1681 to the Austrian Alps in 1792 to China in 1966, the instrument’s journey around the world offers a fascinating glimpse into the cultural and political climate of each country and era. When the violin's shocking secret is finally revealed, Morritz must wrestle with his own demons and choose between burying the truth, and risking everything. Lushly-produced on an international scale and beautifully scored, The Red Violin is a dazzlingly unique celebration of the power of music. (Dir. by Francois Girard, 1999, Canada/Italy/US/UK/Austria, in English and various languages with subtitles, 130 mins., Rated R) 35mm