The Downing Film Center, 19 Front St., Newburgh, recently began its seventh year of bringing quality independent, foreign and classic films to the area. Beginning this fall, the Downing will offer performance screening events, recorded live at international venues, through an agreement with SpectiCast Entertainment Group.
SpectiCast distributes film, cultural arts events, and alternative content programs to over 1,600 theatrical and non-theatrical venues on six continents.
As part of this programming, the Downing Film Center will feature Live at Red Square at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13. Tickets are $10/general admission, $8/Downing members. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or at downingfilmcenter.com. Call 845-561-3686 or visit the website.
Live at Red Square provides a chance to witness two of Russia’s greatest singers performing in their homeland. Anna Netrebko is one of the world’s most highly regarded opera singers. Acclaimed baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky appears regularly on the world’s greatest stages. Appearing for the first time together in Red Square, Netrebko and Hvorostovsky will perform for one night only in front of an audience of 7,500 people. The program will include popular arias and duets from some of the world’s best-loved operas, including Tosca, Eugene Onegin, and Il Trovatore.
Future events include Memphis (Direct from Broadway) – 1 p.m. Nov. 3; The Rolling Stones: Sweet Summer Sun – Hyde Park Live – 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10; Falstaff (Opera by Verdi from the Opéra de Paris) – 1 p.m. Dec. 2.