Symphony for Nature and City of Ali, Wednesday, July 25th at 6:00pm and 8:00pm at the Speed Cinema. Q&A with Directors Anne Flatte and Graham Shelby.
TICKETS: $9 General Admission, $7 LFS and Speed members.
SYMPHONY FOR NATURE, 27 minutes
Director Anne Flatté takes a behind-the-scenes look of how classical musicians joined drummers of the Klamath tribes for an extraordinary musical experience, inspired by and performed at the edge of Oregon’s spectacular Crater Lake, known as “giiwas” to Klamath people. In 2016, the Britt Music & Arts Festival brought more than 130 musicians to Crater Lake National Park to perform the world premiere of a bold new orchestral work -- “Natural History” composed by Michael Gordon and conducted by Teddy Abrams. The powerful, organic score, commissioned in honor of the centennial of America’s National Park Service, celebrates Crater Lake’s natural wonders and the communities that surround it, giving voice to this unique body of water. Evoking the dynamic interaction between people, nature and art, ‘Symphony for Nature’ takes audiences on a multifaceted journey through the sound, vision and spirit of this once-in-a-lifetime event.
Produced by Owsley Brown, who hails from Louisville, Symphony of Nature features conductor Teddy Abrams who is music director of both the Britt Orchestra and the Louisville Orchestra. Director of Photography Stephen Kertis traveled to Oregon with camera crew from Louisville-based Kertis Creative for the production.
CITY OF ALI, 38 minutes
In a time of racial, religious and political unrest, the passing of Muhammad Ali brought the people of Louisville and the world together for one unforgettable week. Between Muhammad Ali’s passing on June 3, 2016 and his burial in Cave Hill Cemetery seven days later, the world’s attention turned to Louisville and our city welcomed reporters, celebrities, heads of state and Ali fans from around the globe. Tributes sprang up overnight and the city’s mood shifted from mourning to celebration of The Champ’s legacy for his hometown, America and the world. City of Ali, directed by Graham Shelby, is a Louisville-produced documentary that tells the story of that globally historic week from a uniquely Louisville perspective and includes candid interviews with Lonnie Ali, Mayor Fischer, and many others.
Co-presented with Speed Cinema