Join WXXI for Classical 91.5 Presents, a series that spotlights classical music connections in film.
Classical 91.5 presents...Breaking Away, on Saturday April 7th at 3pm at The Little Theatre. There will live music by the Empire Film Music Ensemble in The Little Cafe starting at 2pm, and a discussion after the movie hosted by WXXI's Mona Seghatoleslami.
Breaking Away is a beloved classic that tells the story of biking and coming of age in a midwestern small town. The main character's obsession with the Italian cycling team is represented in the soundtrack with music by Giacchino Rossini and Felix Mendelssohn's "Italian Symphony."
Breaking Away won an Academy Award for Best Screenplay and a Golden Globe for Best Film (Comedy or Musical), and it has inspired generations of cyclists.
Bike to the movie, and show your helmet - you'll get $1 off of popcorn at The Little!
Selected by our Classical music hosts Julia Figueras, Brenda Tremblay and Mona Seghatoleslami, each film chosen exemplifies the power of music in a non-traditional narrative. Tickets are $7.