City Symphonies’ a trilogy of films with lived music at Spoleto Festival

With powerful scores composed by Michael Gordon and performed by the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, Morrison has made three 30-minute films capturing the aura of three American cities: Gotham (2004) for New York, Dystopia (2008) for Los Angeles, and El Sol Caliente (2015) for Miami. Presented for the first time as a trilogy with live orchestra, City Symphonies celebrates character of place and how it evolves, pairing image and music to share the energy, chaos, and beauty of urban life.

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Three 30-minute works of live orchestra and film are presented for the first time in trilogy in City Symphonies, a unique program featuring the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra. Each film-created by filmmaker Bill Morrison using archival and historical footage-captures the aura of three American cities: Gotham (2004) for New York, Dystopia.

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