Film screening: Houston Symphony Sneak Preview of Wozzeck
To better acquaint Houston audiences with the Houston Symphony's March 1-2 performances of Alban Berg's masterwork opera, Wozzeck, at Jones Hall, the MFAH presents Joachim Hess's 1972 film version of the opera, starring Toni Blankenheim.
First performed in 1925, Wozzeck is a chilling and tragic story of social criticism, lust, murder and morality, as poor Wozzeck falls victim to cruelty and descends into insanity. Helga K. Aurisch, MFAH curator of European art, introduces the film by briefly placing it in the context of the Expressionist movement in the visual arts.
A 5:30 p.m. reception, in the lobby of the Law Building, precedes the film screening.