First they explore Haydn’s journey around London with projections of period artwork of famous sites within the city.
Then they trace the imaginative footsteps of Alice in the 1900 silent film “Alice in Wonderland” brought to life by musical selections performed during the movie. Alice in Wonderland is a 1915 silent film adaptation of Lewis Carroll's classic novel, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, directed and written by W.W. Young. Viola Savoy stars as Alice. This film version is notable for depicting the 'Father William' poem in its entirety.
Artistic Director and Conductor of Arizona Pro Arte, Timothy Verville, explains his inspiration for compiling the music for Alice in Wonderland:
"Whenever we travel long distances by car or airplane, many people, myself included, bring music as a way to make the trip more enjoyable. And the music we bring is typically a collection of songs or pieces that we know very well. So when I came across the silent film, it only made sense to enhance Alice's journey by adding to it music which is both popular and fits the mood or action of the scene on the screen."
Haydn: Symphony 104 “London”
Film: Alice in Wonderland – Featuring the music of Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and others.
Conductor: Timothy Verville
In keeping with the "silent" theme, concert-goers are invited to bid on silent auction items at the concerts to help support Arizona Pro Arte.
November 9, 2012, 7:30pm
Paradise Valley United Methodist Church
4455 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley AZ 85253
November 10, 2012, 7:30pm
Victory Lutheran Church
5946 East University Drive Mesa, AZ 85205
Under 18 Free
*Ask about discounted tickets for groups of 10+
Purchase tickets at the door or online at http://www.azproarte.com/
For more information, call 623-282-AZPA (2972)