We are pleased to announce that No Place of Exile will have its television premiere on Sunday, February 4th, at 11:05 pm on Arte. Details to follow.
The official film release poster is here!
We are also thrilled to announce a special Swiss premiere at the historic Waldhaus Sils in Sils Maria, Engadin. The screening will take place on Friday, 1st September, in conjunction with a recital by pianist Markus Pawlik featuring Robert Schumann's Fantasie Op. 17. The filmmakers will also be in attendance.
Tickets have gone on sale for Vienna encore of the historic Schnabel concert, 14th September at RadioKulturhaus.
Tickets are now available for the Schnabel concert presented by Musikfest Berlin. We are also pleased to announce that filming of Artur Schnabel: No Place of Exile will be completed in Fall 2016 in Berlin and San Francisco. The film is expected to premiere on German television in 2017-8.
We are thrilled to announce that the first of a series of Schnabel concerts, featuring Markus Pawlik, the Szymanowski Quartet, baritone Dietrich Henschel, and film projections by Matthew Mishory, is confirmed for 11th September, 2016, at the RBB Berlin. And we are honored the great actor Udo Samel will join to read from Artur Schnabel's letters. Stay tuned for ticketing information.
Thanks to our five-country crew and support staff for all of their hard work earlier this month as we began principal photography in the Swiss Alps; Lago di Como, Italy; and Berlin. We have been and will continue to share photos from the shoot as well as behind-the-scenes content on our Facebook page. We hope you will follow us there.
Rehearsals and filming to begin in September:
Full-on prep has begun, as the team prepares for concert rehearsals and filming in Europe in early September. The project (and the life of Artur Schnabel) will take us from Lake Como in Italy to the Swiss Alps (where Schnabel was inspired to compose some of his greatest works in Sils Maria) to Berlin. We are pleased also to announce that award-winning cinematographer Michael Marius Pessah has joined the team. Artur Schnabel: No Place of Exile is the first comprehensive multimedia exploration of one of the twentieth century’s greatest musicians. It includes commemorative concerts in Berlin and Vienna, a multimedia art installation, and a documentary film.
Markus Pawlik's announcement of the project:
"Today, April 17th, marks Artur Schnabel's 133th birthday, and I am happy to announce the making of Artur Schnabel: No Place of Exile, a concert and documentary film featuring various of his compositions performed by pianist Markus Pawlik, bass-baritone Dietrich Henschel, and the Szymanowski Quartet, as well as readings from his letters to Therese Behr and Virginia Foreman. The film will be written and directed by Matthew Mishory and is being developed by Light on Shadow, a project of the Pasadena Arts Council's EMERGE Fiscal Sponsorship Program."