Explore one of cinema’s greatest films over a three-day event! The Toledo Symphony and TMA examine the 1941 classic Citizen Kane and its artistic inspirations.
Citizen Kane (1941, 119 minutes)
Jan. 12: 7 p.m., Little Theater
Often described as the greatest films ever made, Orson Welles’s controversial masterpiece uses innovative flashbacks and groundbreaking cinematography to follow the epic rise and fall of a wealthy newspaper magnate (a thinly veiled portrait of William Randolph Hearst).
Once Upon a Cocktail: William Randolph Hearst and His Castle
Jan. 13: 6 p.m., GlasSalon
Jutta Page, senior curator of glass and decorative arts, discusses nine objects formerly owned by William Randolph Hearst that are now part of TMA’s collection. The objects include an elaborate gilded-silver chalice, gilded-silver and rock crystal candlesticks, and a 1596 nautilus shell cup. In addition, a cash bar will serve several of the cocktails that Hearst served at his famous castle parties in the 1920s and ’30s. Grammy award-winning composer Michael Daugherty will discuss the research for his concerto. Once the event is over, head across the street for the TSO concert, Organ, Orchestra and Xanadu.
Organ, Orchestra, and Xanadu
Jan. 13 and 14: 8 p.m., Peristyle
The Toledo Symphony performs composer Michael Daugherty’s organ concerto, called “Once Upon a Castle.” The music is inspired by the real-life Hearst Castle, portrayed in Citizen Kane as Xanadu. Grammy award-winning organist Paul Jacobs joins the orchestra in this fantastic musical event. The performance features TSO in HD, an immersive symphonic and video concert experience. Tickets available at toledosymphony.com or 419-246-8000.