Classical 91.5 Presents: The Red Violin

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The Red Violin

Special Screening
Special One-Time Screening
Part of the Classical 91.5 Presents series.


131 min.



In celebration of Classical 91.5’s 40th anniversary, WXXI presents a series of films with classical music connections at the Little. The series kicks off Saturday, December 6th with a double feature –  The Red Violin followed by Moonrise Kingdom.

Live classical music will play in the Little Café between the screenings!
Selected by our Classical music hosts Julia Figueras, Brenda Tremblay and Mona Seghatoleslami, each film chosen exemplifies the power of music in a non-traditional narrative. The film series will continue on March 14, June 13 and September 12. Tickets are $6/movie or $10 for the double feature.

This event is sponsored by Eastman Community Music School.

About the Film:

In present day Montreal, a famous Nicolo Bussotti violin, known as "the red violin," is being auctioned off. During the auction, we flash back to the creation of the violin in 17th century Italy, and follow the violin as it makes its way through an 18th century Austrian monastery, a violinist in 19th century Oxford, China during the Cultural Revolution, and back to Montreal, where a collector tries to establish the identity and the secrets of "the red violin." Description written by Sean Gallagher.