“I sincerely believe that to see good films, and to see important films, is one of the most profoundly civilizing experiences that we can have as people.” -- Roger Ebert
Join us for a special screening of VIRTUOSITY on Sunday, February 7 at 2:00 p.m. at the McNay Art Museum.
Virtuosity searches for the musical souls of the most gifted young pianists on the planet as they try to make a name for themselves at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The pressure on these kids is overwhelming because the stakes are so high: prize money, concert bookings, a recording contract, a career.
At the heart of this story is the courage it takes for a 20-year-old to go onstage alone before 2,000 people, and hundreds of thousands more online, and perform a unique interpretation of one of the most difficult pieces ever written for the piano. The Competition requires not only a transcendent musical ability, but a mental toughness that must sustain the soloist through three straight weeks of performance. The Cliburn becomes as much a test of character as a musical proving ground. 87 minutes, not rated.
TPR Cinema fans, come join us for this special event! Showtime is 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 7 at the McNay Art Museum.
There will be a dessert reception following the screening, hosted by ARTS San Antonio and Texas Public Radio. Admission is by suggested donation, $10 for TPR/ARTS San Antonio supporters and members, or $15 for non-members.
Reserve your seats at this special link.