Earlier this year, we turned a little green with envy when it was revealed that Fox Searchlight had created a scoreless print of Terrence Malick‘s beautiful “The Tree Of Life,” for a special screening at the National Concert Hall in Dublin, where the film was accompanied by a live score from the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra and choir. That event happened back in June, and now that experience is coming to U.S. audiences….well, those lucky enough to live in New York City.
The Brooklyn Academy of Music will host their own presentation of “The Tree Of Life,” with live accompaniment by a 100-piece orchestra and choir, conducted by Ryan McAdams. Audiences will take in the film starring Jessica Chastain and Brad Pitt with the sounds of Berlioz, Mahler, Brahms, Smetana, Zbigniew Preisner, Giya Kancheli, John Tavener, and Henryk Górecki filling the room. It should really be something special, and if you’re in the neighborhood, don’t miss it.
“The Tree Of Life” will get two nights at BAM on November 18th and 19th, with tickets ranging from $35-75, and it sounds like it’s well worth the price.