Filmmaker David Donnelly is on a mission to keep classical music relevant. For him it’s all about the genre’s ability to bring together history and personal experience.
“Something may have been composed centuries ago, but then you hear it and it feels like it was written for you, and that’s this continuum of human civilization,” Donnelly said.
To highlight this continuum Donnelly is launching his project Not So Classical here in St. Louis. The multimedia performance will include roughly five minute performances by violinist and Constella founder Tatiana Berman and Grammy-nominated Saxophonist Amy Dickson, intercut with documentary-style video. The live 75 minute performance will split time between live classical standards, lesser known works and film clips examining Berman’s personal life as a mother and classical music festival organizer. The presentation is intended to highlight how classical music can be a driving force in a contemporary private and professional life...
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