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Sci-Fi Films Dominate the Chicago Symphony Orchestra‘s “At the Movies” Series: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ and ‘Metropolis’

 

Today I subscribed to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's 2014-15 season, and took advantage of the sweet subscriber discount to order single tickets to a concert I've been looking forward to for a long time: a screening of Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey in Orchestra Hall next March with the CSO performing the soundtrack live.

This film concert is part of the "CSO at the Movies" series, which includes another classic sci-fi film from an earlier era: Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927), scheduled for May 2015.

I recently wrote about the CSO's complete schedule of film concerts for 2014-15, but I thought the classic sci-fi films deserved special mention, since they are so fundamentally different from sci-fi movies being made today.

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