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The Assassination of the Duke

  • Second Church in Newton 60 Highland Street Newton, MA, 02465 United States (map)

Grand Harmonie transports you to the beginning of silent films in France as we paint the sound world of art nouveau. Reaching into the 20th century with an 1870s Streicher piano, trumpet and strings, this concert pairs chamber music with novel and experimental shorts from the era. Culminating with a screening of The Assassination of the Duke of Guise with Saint-Saëns’ original score for the film, this program will immerse you in a total cinematic experience.


Saint-Saëns: Septet in E-flat Major Op 65 (1880)
Godard: String Quartet in G Minor Op 33 (1876)       
Saint-Saëns: L’Assassinat du duc de Guise op. 128 (1908)

Later Event: September 17
The Assassination of the Duke