On the eve of Oscar weekend, WQXR toasted movie awards season with an evening of film music performed by one of classical music’s rising stars.
On Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 pm, Nicola Benedetti gave her only New York City appearance in The Greene Space at WQXR, performing repertoire from "The Silver Violin," her latest album of works by classic film composers.
Joining Benedetti for the event was Howard Shore, the composer whose score to "Eastern Promises" is included on Benedetti's album.
The evening’s repertoire also included music from "Schindler’s List" (John Williams), "The Gadfly" (Shostakovich) and "Scent of a Woman" (Carlos Gardel). WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon hosted.
The event was broadcast live on WQXR 105.9 FM and video webcast live right here at WQXR.org.