Samuel Barber: Absolute Beauty

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”.

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Screening Info

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7pm
WCR Center for the Arts
140 N 5th St, Reading
Tickets: $10