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A Chicago tradition returns! The Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus return to Millennium Park with a thrilling lineup of Festival favorites, including the Grieg Piano Concerto, the New World Symphony, the William Tell Overture, Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun plus plenty of family fun with Carnival of the Animals, Classic Broadway and the annual Independence Day Salute.
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July 14, 2021
What is Bastille Day?
Bastille Day is one of the most important days in the French calendar. The 14th of July has been celebrated in France since 1880. But the story starts, of course, with the Bastille and its storming by the angry citizens in 1789, a major event of the French Revolution, as well as the Fete de la Federation that celebrated the unity of the French people. The Bastille has long since lost its primary role of being a prison. In fact, when it was stormed, there were only supposedly, 7 prisoners in total. It was the symbol of the Bastille and what it represented that pushed the people to the brink. It was the day that the French people stood up for themselves. The people took matters into their own hands and became masters of their own destiny.
1779. Eight-year-old Ludwig van Beethoven, called “Louis”, is already known as a musical prodigy. He learns to go his own way – much to the dismay of the people around him. Some years later, he meets Mozart during times of political upheaval. Facing times of family tragedies and unrequited love, he almost gives up. Louis makes it to Vienna to study under Haydn in 1792, and the rest is history. At the end of his life, the master is isolated by loss of loved ones and hearing.
RUNTIME: 120 minutes
DIRECTOR: Niki Stein
SCREENWRITER: Niki Stein
PRODUCER: Ernst Ludwig Ganzert
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Jan Novotný
FILMMAKER: Niki Stein
CAST: Tobias Moretti, Colin Pütz, Anselm Bresgott, Ulrich Noethen
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Arthur W. Ahrweiler
EDITOR: Jan Pusch
PRODUCTION DESIGN: Benedikt Herforth