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Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon with Live Orchestra Performance

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Kings Theatre
Wordless Music and Warner Bros. Pictures are pleased to announce BARRY LYNDON LIVE IN CONCERT at Brooklyn's extraordinary Kings Theatre on Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 8PM. Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece will be projected in a new 2K DCP restoration, with live musical accompaniment by the 50-piece Wordless Music Orchestra, led by renowned conductor Ryan McAdams.

Redmond Barry (Ryan O'Neal), is a young, roguish Irishman who's determined, in any way, to make a life for himself as a wealthy nobleman. Enlisting in the British Army and fighting in Europe's Seven Years War, Barry deserts, then joins the Prussian army, gets promoted to the rank of a spy, and becomes a pupil to a Chevalier and con artist/gambler. Barry then lies, dupes, duels and seduces his way up the social ladder, entering into a lustful but loveless marriage to a wealthy countess named Lady Lyndon (Marisa Berenson). He takes the name of Barry Lyndon, settles in England with wealth and power beyond his wildest dreams, before eventually falling into ruin.

Barry Lyndon's Oscar winning soundtrack features Irish traditional music and military marches, along with baroque and classical themes by Mozart, Vivaldi, Bach, and Paisiello. Most notable are sumptuous interpretations of Handel's Sarabande and Schubert's Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, D. 929, which emerges as a recurring, melancholic love theme for Lady Lyndon. 

This program is approximately three hours, plus one intermission.

Proudly sponsored by Steinway & Sons
Classical 105.9 FM WQXR is a media partner of this event.