Silent/Sound: Variations on Napoleon
[FILM & MUSIC] In the 2017 edition of this annual event, an ad hoc quartet comprising some of Buffalo finest string players—Jonathan Golove, Evan Courtin, Leanne Darling, and Don Metz—will perform Beethoven’s Sinfonia Eroica to a live remix of films about Napoleon Bonaparte (to whom Beethoven dedicated the symphony) produced by filmmaker Brian Milbrand. The performance takes advantage of the Burchfield Penney Art Center’s spectacular Front Yard installation, which Milbrand curates: three projection towers that cast images on the Elmwood Avenue-facing facade of the building. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnics. Sight/Sound: Variations on Napoleon takes place Friday, August 11, starting at 9:30pm—dusk. The program isa joint presentation by the Burchfield Penney and Squeaky Wheel.