"There is a kind of ideal beauty that reduces us all to yearning for perfection. The Red Violin is about that yearning."
Canadian violinist Lara St. John, with the help of a live orchestra featuring members of the Stanford Philharmonia, will perform the score at a screening of The Red Violin, the 1998 Oscar-winning film about an antique instrument made in Cremona, Italy. The story follows this violin’s odyssey from Europe to modern Montreal, tracing its path through four centuries and five countries and bringing ill fortune to all who play it. Can the curse be broken?
Presented in partnership with Music at Stanford
Running time is approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes, including intermission.