OEA at the cinema

THE Orchestra of the Age of En­light­enment, under the baton of Tom Kemp, will accompany a silent film of Der Rosenkav­a­lier at St George’s in Bristol on Friday 18th May.

The evening, starting at  7.30, will recreate a remarkable cinematic event that was first seen in 1926. The OEA will be playing music that Richard Strauss himself wrote to accompany the film.

It was thought that the music had been lost, but once found it has been painstakingly restored. The silent film captures the subtleties of the opera’s comedy of manners.

Tom Kemp conducts the chamber orchestra – as Strauss himself did at the Tivoli Theatre on The Strand at the film’s London premiere.

For more information, contact St George’s on 0117 929 4929 or visit www.stgeorgesbristol.co.uk