Last Night’s Symphonie, set to movements II and IV of Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, follows the unfolding relationship of Hector and Harriet, two young New Yorkers. After meeting at a party on a hot summer night, they enjoy a romantic adventure out in the city. But the next morning, a repentant Hector sets out to right his wrongs, embarking on a torturous odyssey through the perilous streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan — where musicians are lurking.
Last Night’s Symphonie is the first production in the film with live orchestra series by Filmelodic™, which includes Runaway Overture and Sam & Barb’s School for Scandal. Appealing to younger crowds and seasoned concertgoers alike, Filmelodic’s™ visual narratives “attempt to dissolve stereotypes about the target audience of classical music,” explains director Adam Grannick, that use “the international language of music to take the traditional place of dialogue.” Each film explores universal themes familiar to a 21st century audience, such as pilgrimage, jealousy, and love.
The film, full score, parts, click track and a technical rider are available under license from G. Schirmer, Inc. Filmelodic™, a production division of Adam Grannick Multimedia, LLC, is a series of new stories drawn from classical music and screened with live musicians.
Stills by Mickey Lewitter, Director of Photography
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Film Duration: 16 min