WinterFest 2018

 

Off the Hook Arts 5th Annual Winter Music Festival

Join off the Hook Arts for our winter classical music festival, Hollywood Escape, January 21st thru January 28th, 2018. This year’s festival is a celebration of classic movie scores and their composers. Winterfest consists of eight events including a chamber music mixer, lectures, a film screening of Sea Hawk with introduction by film composer Ludek Drizhal and  And Then There Were None with host Bruce Adolphe, a big band swing dance, classical concerts and much more. See below for further information or buy tickets now.


Erich Korngold WinterFest Composer

Erich Wolfgang Korngold

The glorious symphonic sound of Hollywood movie music was created by European composers who escaped to Hollywood. WinterFest brings you family portraits of two of Hollywood’s greatest composers from that formative era as the granddaughters of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Erich Wolgang Korngold join us to reminisce.

Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco were refugees from Hitler’s Germany and Mussolini’s Italy who came to Hollywood to become the most influential composers in the world of cinema.

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco WinterFest composer

Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

With the help of Toscanini and Jascha Heifetz, Castelnuovo-Tedesco left Italy to flee from Mussolini’s racial laws in 1939 and gained a contract with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. An enormous influence on the next generation of film composers, Castelnuovo-Tedesco taught Henry Mancini, André Previn, Jerry Goldsmith, and John Williams.

At the request of director Max Reinhardt and due to the threat of Nazism, Korngold came to Hollywood in 1934.  Gustav Mahler called the 12-year-old Erich Korngold, who was already famous by age 11, a “musical genius.”  André Previn said, “Korngold’s unmistakable Viennese kind of sentiment helped Errol Flynn be a convincing English hero.”


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Schedule:

Patricia Ward KellyJanuary 21, 3pm:  Chamber Music Mixer
Featuring professional musicians ‘mixed-up’ with talented young musicians from OtHA Chamber Music Academy in a fundraising concert and silent auction gathering that benefits our free and low-cost music education programming. Concert with silent auction and gourmet food/wine. Hosted by Patricia Ward Kelly, biographer and wife of the late Gene Kelly. (Fort Collins)

Ludek DrizhalJanuary 22, 7pm: Hollywood Escape I: Evolution of Music (& Sound) in Film
A whirlwind tour of films from early talkies, to Hitchcock, to musicals — like American in Paris and Singing in the rain — all the way to Saturday Night Fever. With Hollywood Film Composer and Assistant Professor of Digital Media Composition and Music Theory, Ludek Drizhal, and special guest and production partner Spencer Gibb. (Fort Collins)

The Seahawk WinterFest Music FestivalJanuary 23, 7pm: Hollywood Escape II: The Sea Hawk
See the full Hollywood classic movie featuring Errol Flynn in his swashbuckling splendor and film score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Learn the significance of film in the 1940’s with introduction by modern day Hollywood Film Score composer and Assistant Professor of Digital Media Composition and Music Theory, Ludek Drizhal. (Fort Collins)

Colorado Swing Cats WinterFest Music FestivalJanuary 24, 7pm:  Hollywood Escape III: Silver Screen Swing
A Big Band Swing Dance Event, featuring The Colorado Swing Cats directed by Mark Manges. Ever wanted to learn how to dance to the big band music of the 1940’s? Now’s your chance! Experience the music of ‘30’s and 40’s performed by the Colorado Swing Big Band with Kip Scholl. Come to the pre-dance warm-up at 6:15pm and learn how to dance with the CSU Student Swing Society. Stay for the dynamic swing sound of the Colorado Swing Big Band playing those great oldie classics from the 1930’s and 40’s. Ticket includes food and 1 drink. All proceeds go to OtHA Academy programming. Includes performance by CSU Student Swing Society. (Fort Collins)

 

And Then There Were None WinterFest Music FestivalJanuary 25, 7pm:  Hollywood Escape IV:  And Then There Were None
What was the scene like in the 1940’s in Hollywood? How did the influx of immigrant European composers impact the Hollywood movie? Join composer and Artistic Director Bruce Adolphe and Diana Castelnuovo-Tedesco as they introduce the great Hollywood classic film, And Then There Were None (1945) with film score by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco. (Fort Collins)

 

Katharin Korngold Hubbard Diana Castelnuovo-TedescoJanuary 26, 7pm: Hollywood Escape V: Family Portraits
Interviews and discussions of the work of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Erich Korngold with their granddaughters, Diana Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Kathrin Korngold Hubbard. Hosted by Bruce Adolphe. Illustrated with recorded music and film clips. (Fort Collins)

 

Bruce Adolphe Composer Artistic DirectorJanuary 27, 7pm: Hollywood Escape VI: A Concert hosted by Bruce Adolphe
Concert of music by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Erich Korngold, introduced by Bruce Adolphe with special guests. Gourmet food and drink reception included. Musicians: Marija Stroke, piano; Harumi Rhodes, violin; Deborah Marshall, clarinet; David Requiro, cello. (Fort Collins)

Program:
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Op. 128 – Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Piano Trio in D major, Op.1 (1910) – Erich Wolfgang Korngold

 

Harumi Rhodes violinJanuary 28, 7pm: Hollywood Escape VII: A Concert Plus
Concert of music by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Erich Korngold, with film clips and interviews with Diana Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Kathrin Korngold Hubbard. Musicians: Marija Stroke, piano; Harumi Rhodes, violin; Deborah Marshall, clarinet; David Requiro, cello. (Boulder)

Program:Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Op. 128 – Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco
Piano Trio in D major, Op.1 (1910) – Erich Wolfgang Korngold

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