The Ealing Music & Film Festival returns in 2015 with yet another splendid programme of events to reflect the rich and varied music and film heritage of one of London’s most culturally enriched boroughs. This year’s focus is on Poland, a great European nation with a proud historical presence in Ealing.
The Festival programme celebrates Ealing's Polish connections with jewels of music and cinema, some well known and others seen and heard for the first time. It will take place from the 10th to the 15th February in and around central Ealing.
There will be fantastic orchestral concerts from the English Chamber Orchestra, Ealing Symphony Orchestra and Ealing Youth Orchestra also more intimate performances taking in the piano music of Frederic Chopin played by virtuoso Julia Samojlo the incredible choir Tenebrae who contrast the pure beauty of music by Renaissance masters Palestrina and Victoria with the work of Pawel Lukaszewski, a contemporary composer.
The film programme in cooperation with Ealing Studios, Ealing Club and the Polish Cultural Institute will offer a range of feature films, Screenings will include Kryztof Kieslowski's 1980 masterpiece Camera Buff as well as The Pianist (2002) and St Trinians (2007). There will be Talking Head discussion with improvisor rObert Sholl who will explain how he rediscovered the excitement of the silent movie era where film scores were instant creations and will improvise two of James Sibley Watson's earliest experimental silent films, The Fall of the House of Usher and Lot in Sodum.