Let's Get Cultured! This Incredible Concert Series Completely Transforms Classical Music

If a trip to the symphony isn't exactly your idea of a kickass night on the town, that's understandable. It takes a specific type of person to not only enjoy classical music generally speaking, but enjoy experiencing it live. 

Symphonic Storyboards is a completely unique, immersive musical experience– one that blurs the lines separating a traditional concert experience from a film festival.

Like, we get in theory that playing instruments is difficult, but craning your neck to catch a violinist dash off notes, stroking with an inconceivable mastery isn't some people's idea of an otherworldly cultural experience—legit incredible though it may be.

Symphonic Storyboards by Philharmonia Orchestra of New York is a completely unique, immersive musical experience –one that blurs the lines separating a traditional concert experience from a film festival — that you have two different opportunities to catch this Spring.

Oh, and if you use the code "SPOILED30" at checkout, you can snag your tickets for 30% off. 

March 21st & 22nd you can catch classical symphonic masterpieces fused with dramatic light projections, and winning short films from the world's first orchestral film competition.

The idea is essentially making the film for the score; creating the visual around the musical. Does that matter? Um, considering some of Hollywood's greatest potential masterpieces have fallen victim to scores that just don't work, yes.

Alexander (JK, that movie was screwed from the get-go). Donnie Brasco (yeah, it's bad). Parts of Mystic River, even. Hell, the opening scene of Shutter Island is weirdly intense and bombastic for how underwhelming the story ends up being. 

Does it work as well if you do it the other way around? Probably not. Does it work if you have someone create innovative short films using classical masterpieces as the framework? We're about to find out. 

They chose the winners from a pool of over 130 filmmakers from 30 countries, and narrowed down three to showcase their work during the two Richard Wagner overtures of the show. You can check out the trailers.

Besides Wagner (Tannhauser Overture and The Flying Dutchman Overture), arrangements include excerpts from Aida, Il Trovatore, La Traviata, Nabucco, and Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi, and Scheherezade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. 


We're sure your eyes just glassed over when we started that list, but even though you may not know it, you're most likely going to be familiar with many pieces of the melodies. 

Verdi's work will be accompanied by a chorus, while Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherezade will come to life in a film by Daniel Brodie, who has worked with Kanye West.

On March 21st and 22nd, they'll be setting up shop at Jazz at Lincoln Center.

Snag your tickets, and read more about the composers, filmmakers, and musicians right here!

Don't Miss Out on Symphonic Storyboards! Use the Code "SPOILED30" and Get 30% Off Your Tickets.

get spoiled in your inbox