Friday, March 13, 2020 at 8:00pm

Building W16: Kresge Auditorium
48 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Cambridge, MA 02139

Due to MIT's recently instated policy regarding COVID-19, MIT has cancelled the concert MITSO MOVIES MACHOVER. Thank you for your understanding.  Members of the general public who purchased tickets have been refunded.

John Williams, “Devil's Dance” from Witches of Eastwick

Don Byron, Three Pieces from the Saul Bass Project *World Premiere* (performed live with film)

Angelo Badalamenti, themes to David Lynch films (Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive,Twin Peaks)

Harry Manfredini, Friday the 13th Suite

Tod Machover, A Toronto Symphony *US Premiere*

MIT Symphony Orchestra, Evan Ziporyn, Director

MITSO MOVIES MACHOVER is the MIT Symphony Orchestra's tribute to the art of film music past, present, and future, from classic Hollywood soundtracks to new works that immersively combine live music with visual images. The concert, directed by Evan Ziporyn, culminates in MITSO’s first-ever performance of genre-breaking 2016 Composer of the Year and Muriel R. Cooper Professor of Music and Media Tod Machover's boundary-pushing orchestral music.

Machover's A Toronto Symphony, the first of his celebrated City Symphony series, is a musical and visual portrait of Toronto, created by Machover in a beyond-crowd-sourced collaboration with the greater Toronto community. In keeping with the site-specific ethos of the work, Machover worked with input from the student musicians of MITSO to further customize the piece for this US premiere performance. 

Also featured will be the world premiere of renowned composer and clarinetist Don Byron's Three Pieces from the Saul Bass Project, which will accompany classic film noir title sequences by the legendary Saul Bass (Something Wild (1961), The Shrike(1955), and Walk On the Wild Side (1962). The program also includes music by John Williams (“Devil’s Dance” from The Witches of Eastwick), Angelo Badalamenti'sbrooding themes to David Lynch films, and the US premiere of Harry Manfredini's Friday the 13th Suite.

The composer’s forum is Cancelled featuring Machover, Byron, and Manfredini, moderated by Music and Theater Arts Senior Lecturer and specialist in film music Marty Marks.

This is the Terry and Rick Stone Concert, part of MIT Sounding.

The 2019–20 season of the innovative annual performance series MIT Sounding continues to expand musical boundaries. Curated by Evan Ziporyn, faculty director of the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST), this season of MIT Sounding presents unique artists who push the envelope of their respective genres, creating new evolving music for the 21st century.

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film, media, movie, concert, performance, performing arts, Movies, SAP, SHASS, MTA, cast, media lab, mitso, machover


Free MIT community and $5 general admission

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