Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Lark Theater and Marin Symphony present Mahler in the Afternoon! A one-day film festival, talk, Salon de Thé. A prelude film event marking Marin Symphony's performance of Mahler's Fifth Symphony at Marin Center April 9 & 11. This event features two films featuring works of Mahler with a talk by Marin Symphony Music Director Alasdair Neale and Salon de Thé in the lobby between films.
Event Times: Ken Russel's Mahler at 4pm followed at 6pm by Talk and Salon de The. Death in Venice at 6:45pm.
Tickets: $15 General Admission/$12 Lark Members & Marin Symphony Subscribers.
Ken Russell's Mahler: After time away spent conducting at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Gustav Mahler (Robert Powell) is returning to Austria by train with his wife, Alma (Georgina Hale). Over the course of the journey, he has occasion to reflect upon the significant moments of his life. Among others, Mahler dwells on memories of his overbearing father, of his once buoyant but now failing relationship with Alma and of the anti-Semitism that dogged him so much that he converted to Catholicism.
Death in Venice: In this adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel, avant-garde composer Gustave Aschenbach (loosely based on Gustav Mahler) travels to a Venetian seaside resort in search of repose after a period of artistic and personal stress. But he finds no peace there, for he soon develops a troubling attraction to an adolescent boy, Tadzio, on vacation with his family. The boy embodies an ideal of beauty that Aschenbach has long sought and he becomes infatuated. However, the onset of a deadly pestilence threatens them both physically and represents the corruption that compromises and threatens all ideals.
Lark Theatre is located at 549 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur, 94939.