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Tree of Life Screening with Wordless Music Orchestra

  • BAM Opera House 30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11217 United States (map)

More than 100 musicians and singers from the Wordless Music Orchestra perform live accompaniment to a special screening of Terrence Malick’s (Days of HeavenThe Thin Red Line) 2011 masterpiece The Tree of Life, starring Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain. Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes and hailed by Roger Ebert as one of the 10 greatest films of all time, Malick’s dazzling formal achievement takes a tender portrait of a 1950s Texas family as the seed for a sweeping inquiry into cosmological existence. Music by Mahler, Berlioz, Brahms, Górecki, Mozart, and Couperin courses throughout this gorgeously shot hymn to the sacred within the secular, where time eternal merges with fallible human love.


Conducted by Ryan McAdams
Robert Fleitz, piano
Jennifer Zetlan, soprano

Produced by BAM and Wordless Music

Earlier Event: September 28
Sacred Music in a Sacred Space
Later Event: November 29
The Lamplight Sessions