The two avantgardes

The two avantgardes


Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi
José Antonio Montaño
, conductor


When & where

Saturday 31 August, 8.30 pm
Stresa, Convention Centre                          

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Projection of Jean Epstein’s film The fall of the house of Usher
World première, commissioned by Stresa Festival
In collaboration with Casa da Música di Oporto e Real Filharmonía de Galicia

The black and white silent film dated 1928 The fall of the house of Usher, with the French director Jean Epstein, is one of the masterpieces of its time.  Based on Edgar Allan Poe’s story, it still enjoys the fame it inspired, thanks to its3 avantgarde filming technique – Buñuel was the assistant producer. The narration is developed by clever scanning of the scenes, between dream-like and mysterious.
Stresa Festival commissioned for the occasion a musical comment for full orchestra by the Spanish composer José María Sánchez-Verdú. The world première is scheduled in Stresa with José Antonio Montaño conducting the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi while the film, from the Cinématèque Française, is showing.

This concert is part of the thematic area Music and Literature • Music and Art• Musica and Cinema.



€ 25 one sector

Under 26:
Music P@ss € 10 per person
Company P@ss € 5 per person (4 friends or more)

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This concert is part of the subscription Palazzo dei Congressi (6 concerts):
sector A € 150
sector Poltronissima € 200




Stresa Convention Centre

Stresa Convention Centre is situated in the heart of the town, few meters from the railway station and from all the most important hotels and restaurants.



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