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Celebrate Beethoven’s Final Symphony with film screening

The film Following the Ninth: In the Footsteps of Beethoven’s Final Symphony will screen at the Laemmle Theater on Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m.

This acclaimed documentary follows the influence of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony around the globe.  The key line of Schiller’s poem “Ode to Joy,” set to music, resonates in this symphony as an international anthem of hope. 

A dessert reception at Le Pain Quotidien will follow the screening. The event is hosted by Claremont Community College, whose mission is to acquire and disseminate knowledge and make learning fun.  Sponsors include Claremont Lincoln University, John Regan and the firm of Vavrinek Trine Day.

Tickets are $15 for general admission and $25 for general admission and dessert reception. To purchase, visit www.claremontfilms.com.

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