'The Tree of Life' with Live Orchestra is at Brooklyn's BAM This Month

November 2, 2016

The Tree of Life

Malick fans, listen up! The Brooklyn Academy of Music, aka BAM, is hosting the US premiere of Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life with live orchestra coming up later this month. BAM has announced two nights of The Tree of Life, on November 18th and November 19th, featuring "more than 100 musicians and singers from the Wordless Music Orchestra" performing live over the film. The first version of this live event took place in Dublin back in June, and now it's finally coming to the US. The score was composed by Alexandre Desplat (read my interview with Desplat from Cannes in 2011), however the film also features additional music by Mahler, Berlioz, Brahms, Mozart and other legends. Tickets range between $35 and $85 for seats on either night, and they will likely sell out fast. This is one of those very rare don't-miss-it special events.

The Tree of Life opened in theaters in 2011 after premiering at Cannes, with a score by Alexandre Desplat.

Thanks to The Playlist for the tip. From the website, they explain: "More than 100 musicians and singers from the Wordless Music Orchestra perform live accompaniment to a special screening of Terrence Malick's (Days of Heaven, The Thin Red Line) 2011 masterpiece The Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain. Winner of the Palme d'Or at Cannes and hailed by Roger Ebert as one of the 10 greatest films of all time, Malick's dazzling formal achievement takes a tender portrait of a 1950s Texas family as the seed for a sweeping inquiry into cosmological existence. Music by Mahler, Berlioz, Brahms, GoĢrecki, Mozart, and Couperin courses throughout this gorgeously shot hymn to the sacred within the secular, where time eternal merges with fallible human love." To get tickets to either show in November, head to now.

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