Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty
Director: H. Paul Moon
Runtime: 102 minutes
Known for his mournful “Adagio for Strings,” Samuel Barber was never quite fashionable. This acclaimed film is a probing exploration of his music and melancholia. Performance, oral history, musicology, and biography combine to explore the life and music of one of America’s greatest composers.
The film screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker and Reading Symphony Orchestra’s Executive Director, David Gross and a performance by the RSO Youth Symphony of “Adagio for Strings”.