Premiere: Pierrot lunaire (Film)


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Pierrot lunaire is a performance film of what is arguably the most celebrated work of classical chamber music of the twentieth century: Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot lunaire. Director Frederick Hohman captures on the screen an intense, intimate and sometimes shocking experience, amply illustrating the sensual and expressive nature of atonal music. Under the baton of maestro Tsung Yeh, soprano Georgine Resick (in full commedia dell'arte costume and make-up), Karen Buranskas (cello), John Blacklow (piano) and others were filmed in Leighton Concert Hall (DeBartolo Performing Arts Center) where they first presented their highly acclaimed live performance of Schoenberg's work in 2012. The film is interspersed with commentary from musicologist Dr. Joseph Auner (Tufts University) and with commentary from the featured artists. 

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Visit or call 631-2800 to reserve your ticket. 

Post-screening discussion with filmmaker Frederick Hohman and Professors Georgine Resick and Karen Buranskas.

Reception to follow discussion at Hesburgh Center for International Studies. 

Production made possible by generous funding from the Office of the Vice President for Research, the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, and the Department of Music.

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