Local Spotlight: Stephen van Vuuran and In Saturn's Rings
Local Filmmaker Stephen van Vuuran has found a new and interesting way to intersect visual and musical art on the big screen in a BIG way. This Greensboro filmmaker has been working on the DIY non-profit project in his basement studio since 2007. In an unprecedented artistic collaboration in the Triad, the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Dmitry Sitkovetsky, will record two new versions of Samuel Barber's masterpiece "Adagio for Strings," for
In Saturn's Rings.
A Kickstarter campaign to fund the recording launched on November 12th to raise the $37,500 in funding needed. The recording is scheduled for January 17th at Westover Church and will employ a special double section of string players and percussionists who will perform a second, rhythmic version of "Adagio for Strings," arranged by Resident Conductor Nathaniel Beversluis.
Filmmaker Stephen van Vuuran stated "It's an amazing opportunity for Greensboro's film and music communities to come together to create new work that will play in IMAX®, giant screen and planetarium theaters around the world. I'm tremendously excited for this internationally recognized film to be a true hometown Greensboro production."
For an introduction to this film, check out a sneak peak here!
For more information on this project visit www.insaturnsrings.com or http://kck.st/182w1g8