Thursday 13 Jun 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Frank Strobel conductor

Huppertz METROPOLIS: film screening with live orchestral accompaniment

Composer Gottfried Huppertz and film director Fritz Lang were frequent partners in the creation of German cinema of the Weimar period: their most famous collaboration was on Metropolis (1927), Lang's masterpiece of epic expressionist science-fiction storytelling.

Set in a city of the future (in 2026), Metropolis is lauded for its imaginative flair in depicting a nightmarish mechanized-industrial future. Its warning about society, equality and the nature of the city itself reflects the instability and concerns of the Weimar age.

For this live screening of Metropolis, Frank Strobel conducts Huppertz's original score for the film (arranged by Frank Strobel). Huppertz's music draws principally from Wagner and Richard Strauss, with flashes of modernism to represent its futuristic urban dystopia.

FILMPHILHARMONIC EDITION
Film by courtesy of Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung
Music by courtesy of EUROPEAN FILMPHILHARMONIC INSTITUTE
Produced by ZDF/ARTE

 

ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE

  • Prices: £58 (premium); £45; £36; £28; £19; £12
  • Discounts: Subscription discounts available; under-18s and concessions discounts available; £8 tickets for students via Student Pulse one month before the concert (limited availability)
  • Running time: 150 minutes, there is no interval
  • Staging: This is a live film screening with orchestral accompaniment
  • Please note: Choir stalls are not on sale
  • Before the concert: FREE Music of Today film screening, 6pm, Royal Festival Hall

This concert is part of the Philharmonia at the Movies series