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La Dolce Vita at the New York Philharmonic featuring Professor Jacqueline Reich

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La Dolce Vita at the New York Philharmonic featuring Professor Jacqueline Reich
Starring Renée Fleming, Joshua Bell, and Josh Groban

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
5:30 p.m. Dinner | 7:30 p.m. Performance
Avery Fisher Hall | 10 Lincoln Square

Communications and Media Studies Department Chair and Italian film specialist Jackie Reich joins us for this this special evening at the Philharmonic.

La Dolce Vita: The Music of Italian Cinema
A celebration of the lush and iconic scores from some of Italy's greatest films. The star-studded evening will feature the internationally acclaimed music of Nino Rota, Ennio Morricone, and Luis Enríquez Bacalov, among others, as well as performances by vocalist Josh Groban, violinist Joshua Bell, and soprano Renée Fleming, along with suites from Academy Award–winning films including Federico Fellini's 8 ½ and La Dolce Vita as well as Giuseppe Tornatore's Cinema Paradiso, newly arranged by award-winning composer and arranger William Ross. Visual artist Giuseppe Ragazzini has created a dazzling set design of animated graphics and film clips to accompany the Orchestra on this musical journey.

Over dinner, Professor Reich will give context on the films featured, and how the scores were particularly integral to Italian film of this period.

Professor Jacqueline Reich is the chair of communication and media studies at Fordham. She is a native New Yorker with a diverse academic background: a B.A. in romance languages from Dartmouth, a Ph.D. in Italian from the University of California at Berkeley, and 18 years of teaching film at Stony Brook University. Her main area of expertise is star studies, especially male stardom as it relates to Italian cinema. She is co-editor of Re-viewing Fascism: Italian Cinema, 1922-1942 (Bloomington: Indiana UP, 2002), and curates the book series New Directions in National Cinemas for Indiana University Press. In addition, she has published and lectured widely on Italian American film, fashion, and Italian cinema, and early 20th-century physical culture in the United States and Italy. In fall 2011 she had the honor of being awarded a mid-career fellowship from the Howard Foundation at Brown University. At Fordham she teaches Introduction to Film, Italian Cinema, and other courses dealing with film history and theory, as well as working on various interdisciplinary initiatives at both the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses.

Orchestra ticket and dinner: $125.

For more information, contact Jake Braithwaite at 212-636-7501 or


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