HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY – Northern Kentucky University’s School of the Arts Music Program will present a movie-theatre like concert experience at The Carnegie entitled “Reel Encounters with Music.” Join the NKU Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Amy Gillingham, in a family-friendly, multimedia event with film, actors, and free popcorn!
The concept for Reel Encounters was born out of the idea that there’s not enough orchestra in Northern Kentucky, most of which is performed on NKU’s campus.
“Many people, especially children and families simply do not know that music and orchestra can be fun, accessible and NOT stuffy!” stated NKU Orchestra director Amy Gillingham. “I wanted to take our orchestra out into the community and invite all sorts of people to the concert—and make the concert accessible and inclusive to all!”
The concert will showcase the versatility of the orchestra with many different “moving parts” and will feature compositions for the films Pedigreedy (1927), Wright Flight (2013), and The Freshman (1925). Although Pedigreedy and Freshman are from the 1920s, the music is written by modern and living composers. Back in the day, these movies were silent films and an organist/pianist would play and improvise along with the film for added drama. Wright Flight is also by a living composer, and the performance marks the 115th anniversary of the Wright brothers’ first flight.
“Reel Encounters with Music” will take place Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. at The Carnegie in Covington, KY. Free tickets can be reserved through The Carnegie Box Office at (859) 957-1940. For more information about NKU’s School of the Arts, please visit nku.edu/sota or follow on social media @NKUSOTA. Reel Encounters is made possible thanks to the generous support of an NKU College of Arts and Sciences Strategic Investment Award.