Thursday 13 Jun 2019, 6pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

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Titus Engel conductor

Martin Smolka Hats in the SkyUK Premiere

Martin Smolka En tractantUK Premiere

Martin Smolka Hats in the Sky

Ahead of the Philharmonia's performance of Metropolis at 7.30pm, Music of Today presents new music for silent films by Czech composer Martin Smolka. Hats in the Sky is played live with a screening of the Weimar-era film Vormittagspuk (Ghosts before Breakfast), a surrealist silent film from the 1920s. The ensemble also performs Smolka's new musical response to Entr'acte.

For Smolka, these new works fulfil a 'supporting function that underlines the avant-garde richness of the films.'



  • Tickets: This concert is FREE and unticketed - just walk in
  • Running time: 50 minutes, no interval
  • Concert programme: Free programmes are available upon entry
  • Drinks: You can take drinks from the bar into this evening's performance
  • After the concert: Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts a live screening of Metropolis (1928), 7.30pm, Royal Festival Hall

This concert is part of the Music of Today series