The Empire Film Music Ensemble brings to its audiences multimedia experiences unlike any other.

Contracting the most talented musicians in Rochester's Arts District, it is our goal to bring the best films and music to the concert stage and to collaborate with budding artists in cutting-edge ways.

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From Darkness into Light

  • Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music 26 Gibbs Street Rochester, New York, 14605 (map)

This symphony orchestra and chorus, a talented group of 100 musicians from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Rochester, is performing a multimedia classical concert in association with the Optical Society of Rochester. The production will feature live-to-picture music from the 1930 German silent film, Lichtspiel, as well as an official selection of the 2015 G2 Green Earth Film Festival and winner of the IndieFEST Film Award of Excellence, Into the Microscope. Also featured will be the venerated music of John Williams, Alan Silvestri, and Eric Whitacre. Tickets are $2 with a student ID, $10 for general public.

Later Event: April 17
Spring Series Recording Session