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36 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801   Movie Line: 828.232.1536

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Amadeus (1984) Directors Cut:
A Preview Screening for the Asheville Symphony's Amadeus Festival

March 12

The Asheville Symphony is proud to present the inaugural Asheville Amadeus festival. The festival, a week-long celebration of the music and life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart featuring internationally renowned pianist Emanuel Ax, will be held March 17-22 in an unprecedented collaboration with more than a dozen local and regional arts and culture organizations, venues and businesses.

Asheville Amadeus will include chamber music concerts, recitals, opera, educational programs, yoga and even a special beer release in collaboration with community partners. The festival culminates with the Asheville Amadeus finale concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, with Ax performing two Mozart concertos along with the ASO and Music Director Daniel Meyer at Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Ax will be joined by pianist Orion Weiss, and the orchestra will also perform works by Schubert and Salieri.

Other events include the play “Amadeus,” presented by NC Stage and Asheville Community Theatre; a performance of “The Impresario” presented by Asheville Lyric Opera; “Pianoforte: Homages to Mozart,” recital at the Asheville Art Museum; and Mozart Family Concert performances with the Blue Ridge Symphony.

For information about these events, or to learn more about the Asheville Symphony Orchestra, visit-

Amadeus (1984) Directors Cut

March 12th. 7:00 p.m.

About the film-
For this film adaptation of Peter Shaffer's Broadway hit, director Milos Forman returned to the city of Prague that he'd left behind during the Czech political crises of 1968, bringing along his usual cinematographer and fellow Czech expatriate, Miroslav Ondrícek. Amadeus is an expansion of a Viennese "urban legend" concerning the death of 18th century musical genius Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. From the vantage point of an insane asylum, aging royal composer Salieri (F. Murray Abraham) recalls the events of three decades earlier, when the young Mozart (Tom Hulce) first gained favor in the court of Austrian emperor Joseph II (Jeffrey Jones). Salieri was incensed that God would bless so vulgar and obnoxious a young snipe as Mozart with divine genius. Why was Salieri -- so disciplined, so devoted to his art, and so willing to toady to his superiors -- not touched by God? Unable to match Mozart's talent, Salieri uses his influence in court to sabotage the young upstart's career. Disguising himself as a mysterious benefactor, Salieri commissions the backbreaking Requiem, which eventually costs Mozart his health, wealth, and life. Among the film's many pearls of dialogue, the best line goes to the emperor, who rejects a Mozart composition on the grounds that it has "too many notes." Amadeus won eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Actor for F. Murray Abraham. In 2002, the film received a theatrical re-release as "Amadeus: The Director's Cut," a version that includes 20 minutes of additional footage.

Movie Line: 828.232.1536

Admission Prices:

$7.00 Seniors - All Shows

$7.50 Matinees - All Shows before 6:00pm

$9.75 Adults

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