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Each year WXXI Classical presents a series of films that are related to classical music in some way. Selected by our classical music hosts Julia Figueras, Brenda Tremblay and Mona Seghatoleslami, each film chosen exemplifies the power of music in a non-traditional narrative. Films are often preceded by subject-related live music in The Little Cafe or followed by live panel discussion following the film.

WXXI Classical Presents...Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, May 7th

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WXXI Classical Presents...Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Saturday May 7th at 3pm at The Little Theatre, with live music by O's Pipa beforehand in The Little Café, followed by a discussion hosted by WXXI's Brenda Tremblay.

WXXI Classical Presents...Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Saturday May 7th, at 3pm, with live music in the Little Café by pipa player Leah Ou starting around 2pm.

The screening will be followed by a discussion about the music and the movie, hosted by WXXI's Brenda Tremblay, with Rebecca Burditt (Assistant Professor of Media and Society at Hobart and William Smith Colleges) and Matt Bernius.

Tickets available online in advance or at the door.

Director Ang Lee’s Best Picture-nominated, martial arts/romantic film set in 18th century China, features spectacular cinematography and martial arts action sequences. In 19th century Qing Dynasty China, a warrior (Chow Yun-Fat) gives his sword, Green Destiny, to his lover (Michelle Yeoh) to deliver to safe keeping, but it is stolen, and the chase is on to find it.

Composer Tan Dun's score blends incorporates traditional Chinese music and instruments with elements of western symphonic music, creating moods from wistful romance to heroic triumph. The soundtrack features the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai National Orchestra, and Shanghai Percussion Ensemble, with cello solos by Yo-Yo Ma.