Critics and historians consider F. W. Murnau’s Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans, which won three awards at the first Academy Awards ceremony in 1929, to be one of the best films ever. For this world premiere presentation, Emmy Award–winning composer Jeff Beal (House of Cards, Pollock, The Biggest Little Farm) has created a brand-new score for choir and chamber orchestra, updating this silent film classic for the 21st century.
Grant Gershon, conductor
Holly Sedillos, soprano
Suzanne Waters, soprano
Michael Lichtenauer, tenor
40 voices, chamber orchestra, silent film
This program is made possible with generous support from donors to the Artistic Innovation Fund: Leeba R. Lessin, Philip A. Swan, and Priscilla and Curtis Tamkin; the National Endowment for the Arts; and Paul Lazarus and Kitty McNamee.