The Red Violin

Presented in conjunction with the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra and All Classical FM.

The Red Violin (1998):  In present-day Montreal, a famous Nicolo Bussotti violin, known as "the red violin," is the star of a major collectors' auction. Throughout the auction, flashbacks reveal the violin's layered past across four centuries and five countries: its creation in 17th-century Italy, its tragic burial in 18th-century Austria, its encounter with a bullet in 19th-century Oxford, its forbidden existence in China during the Cultural Revolution, and how it ended up in Canada as the subject of a collector's inquiry and the public's fervent interest. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Greta Scacchi, and more.

The film will be introduced by Edmund Stone, host of All Classical's "The Score," and Elizabeth Pitcairn, who will perform in the Portland Columbia Symphony Orchestra's "The Red Violin" concerts Nov. 21 & 23.

Plus, Pitcairn will perform on the actual red violin upon which the movie is based!



Saturday, February 20