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“In Search of Mozart,” Produced by Seventh Art Productions, is unique feature of NCR Miracle of Mozart Festival

The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, in association with Neon Movies and Seventh Art Productions of Great Britain will present the documentary film, In Search of Mozart. Starting Monday March 27 at Neon Movies in downtown Dayton and running through Thursday March 30 at 7:20pm, with additional showings on Saturday April 1 at 12:20pm, 2:45pm, and 5:20pm, In Search of Mozart uncovers the miracle that is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Neglected genius. Wunderkind. Rebellious superstar. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 – 1791) has become a series of myths that has made it almost impossible for a 21st-century audience to know who the real man was. This major film seeks to unravel the myth. This biography of Mozart is told through a 25,000 mile journey by director Phil Grabsky. It is a detective story that travels to the heart of old Europe – and to the heart of genius itself.

The film allows viewers to travel every route that Mozart is known to have traveled and features historic letters, contemporary accounts, and performances by Europe’s greatest orchestras and finest musicians. A feature documentary film to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth (January 2006), In Search of Mozart is the first major cinema/television film about the composer since 1967 and is shown exclusively in Ohio under the DPO’s auspices.

The film will seek to answer one main question: why is Mozart thought of as one of the world’s greatest musical geniuses? What makes him so sublime to some – and not to others? What exactly was the world in which he lived and traveled?

Narrated through contemporary letters and accounts, the film will feature music from Europe’s greatest orchestras and finest musicians, expert interviews, as well as visually stunning location filming along the lanes and highways, inns and hostelries, palaces and houses, and towns and cities that Mozart himself visited and performed in.

Tickets are $8, all showings. DPO Miracle of Mozart Piano Concerto Series subscribers receive movie tickets early – plus a $2 per ticket discount – as part of their subscription package.
Running time: 128 minutes.