61 N Pineapple Ave Sarasota
with Hermitage Fellow Hilan Warshaw
Presented in partnership with Sarasota Opera
Hilan Warshaw’s Hermitage Residency generously sponsored by Jane and Bill Knapp
Friday, August 26 at 6pm
Sarasota opera (entrance at 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236)
Registration is required. $5 per person.
Hermitage Fellow Hilan Warshaw‘s films explore the lives and minds of great composers, delving into the often controversial passions and experiences that informed some of music’s most influential masterpieces. Blending documentary, narrative film techniques, and his own musical background as a violinist and conductor, Warshaw’s internationally broadcast films shine a new light on musical and operatic creators including Wagner, Schoenberg, Berg, Bach, and Mahler. For this program, Warshaw shares excerpts from his films and discusses the close relationship between the art forms of cinema and music.
Hermitage Fellow Hilan Warshaw is a film director and writer. His television documentaries include Wagner’s Jews (PBS-WNET, and others), Secret Song, In the Key of Bach (PBS-GPB), Rachmaninoff Revisited (co-producer and editor), Through the Darkness, and Mahler in New York. Since September 2020, he has been video director of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s on-demand Classical Series. His essays about music and film have been published by Cambridge University Press, McFarland Press, The Wagner Journal, and Wagner Spectrum. He has taught film courses at Western Carolina University and Barnard College, and has been a panelist and lecturer at Yale, Hofstra, BU, and NYU, among others. In addition to his own films, other television writing credits include A Workshop for Peace (PBS-WNET), commissioned by the United Nations. Additional editing credits include Shadows in Paradise: Hitler’s Exiles in Hollywood, In the Key of G, and the miniseries Great Conversations in Music, all broadcast on PBS stations and internationally. He holds a B.F.A. (Film and TV) and M.F.A. (Musical Theater Writing) from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and studied orchestral conducting at Mannes College of Music and the Aspen Music School. OvertoneFilms.com