Playing with Beethoven Partnership Will Inspire Young Musicians
We’re excited to announce that Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) is teaming up with Heart on Fire Productions for the upcoming movie Playing with Beethoven, a drama about two young classical pianists. Not only will the producers be contributing a portion of the money raised for the film to HOLA programs, they will be filming on our campus and engaging some of our students in the film!
Playing with Beethoven tells the story of Josh, a young piano student from a humble background, who’s determined to win the biggest piano competition of his life. The day before the performance, Josh meets Charlotte, a free-spirited fellow pianist. Charlotte lures Josh away from the practice room for a night-long musical journey and ends up teaching Josh that life, like music, is about taking risks.
A major goal of the film is to inspire younger generations to get excited about classical and jazz music—right up our alley here at HOLA—so we are particularly excited that the actors playing Josh and Charlotte are real, virtuoso musicians, who will perform the movie’s music live on set.
For more information on the film, check out filmingbeethoven.com and be sure to follow our newsletter for more updates.