Violinist Nicola Benedetti Performs Film Music

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Friday, February 22, 2013

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

Comments [3]

Jorge Blanco from Claverack, NY

Many thanks for allowing us access to such wonderful quality programs. Classical music evokes emotions of the soul; I can not imagine what life would be without it. Again, thank you.

Jan. 06 2014 12:26 PM
The Baron from Long Island City

Nicola Benedetti is HOT! (Or in the refined atmosphere of classical music are we prohibited from making such a vulgar observation?)

A fine musician, too. But wow! That face! That body!

Feb. 24 2013 06:19 PM
Barbara Sieradski from Rego Park,,NY

Wonderful concert. The performance was interesting and beautiful. She is a very interesting woman.

Feb. 22 2013 08:23 PM

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