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Nino Rota Weekend
from 25 to November 28, 2021
All programming

Notte Italiana

Orchestre de Paris - Frank Strobel
Film & Music Performance
Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie
Duration: about 1h49



Musiques de Nino Rota (Amarcord, La dolce vita, Le Casanova de Fellini, Juliette des esprits, Les Nuits de Cabiria...)
Extraits de films de Federico Fellini (La strada, La dolce vita, Répétition d'orchestre...)
Orchestre de Paris
Frank Strobel , conducting
Manfred Callsen , presentation

In 1952 began a collaboration between Federico Fellini and Nino Rota that would span decades, ending only with the composer’s death in 1978. In fact, ‘collaboration’ is a mild word for the powerful bond, what can only be described as true artistic communion, that formed between the two creators.

Fellini and Rota’s aesthetic bond was so strong that Fellini, intimidated by the technicality of music and its natural ‘authority’, could no longer work out the poetry of a film without the aid of his associate.

Featuring orchestral excerpts from La Dolce Vita, Nights of Cabiria, Eight and a Half, Amarcord, Casanova and La Strada, as well as a subtle counterpoint built of projections, documents, and drawings by Fellini himself and by Milo Manara, this exceptional concert is a stunning feat of experimental form and synaesthetic experience. With Orchestra Rehearsal (1978), Fellini explored his fascination with the orchestra world, which in turn magnified an essential character in his surrealist, political, sensual and elegiac artistic universe: that of music itself. 

In collaboration with the European Filmphilharmonic Institute

Grande salle Pierre Boulez - Philharmonie

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Getting here

Porte de Pantin station
M5 Paris Underground (Métro) Line 5 3B Tram 3B
221 avenue Jean-Jaurès, 75019 Paris

To leave after this concert

taxi G7