Video: Sci-fi film ‘Metropolis’ will be screened with a live world premiere film score, April 28

One-Night performance is scheduled for Friday, Apr. 28, Weidner Center

University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music will present a screening of the 1927 sci-fi film Metropolis along with a live performance of a world premiere film score by the UW-Green Bay Chorale, Wind Ensemble and Studio Orchestra. The one-night performance is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Apr. 28 in the Weidner Center. The new film score is written by UW-Green Bay Associate Professor of Music Michelle McQuade Dewhirst for Fritz Lang’s film which has been referenced as the “mother of all sci-fi films,” ever since its release.

Prof. McQuade Dewhirst says she is thrilled to collaborate with her music faculty colleagues and students to bring this project to life.

“I’ve been fascinated by the variety of approaches various musicians have taken to interpreting this material for a long time,” said Prof. McQuade Dewhirst. “The combination of the film with live music is a special thing. Live music contributes a palpable energy and, I believe the audience will enjoy a truly immersive experience.”