Music at the Movies

Complimentary performance by Laurence Rosenthal

When: 4:00p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2019

Where: Bar Harbor Club, 111 West Street, Bar Harbor, ME.

Laurence RosenthalSince ancient times, there has always been an intimate link between music and drama. They go together, they fuse, they blend, they enrich each other. In our own day, nowhere is this phenomenon more evident than in the premier art-form of our time, the cinema. Laurence Rosenthal will delve into the various fascinating and often unexpected ways that music can function in film, illustrated by film clips from movies for which he has composed the score, with graphic explanations of the exact way music can add an absolutely new dimension to a film, revealing what the eye does not see, and sometimes what the actor cannot express, meaning beyond words. These examples will include memorable scenes from films which have become classics.

Laurence Rosenthal has been cited as one of the finest living film composers. Twice an Academy Award nominee and a seven-time Emmy Award winner for his work on over 125 motion pictures and television productions, Rosenthal has composed for theater, chamber music, and concert hall. He has also composed two operas and a Broadway musical. Throughout his long and distinguished career, his achievements have been described as “surprising and imaginative”.  Working from his summer home on Sutton’s Island, Rosenthal was also a longstanding contributor to the Mt. Desert Festival of Chamber Music.