The Vermont Marble Museum (VMM) and the Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VSO) cordially invite you to a screening of Men, Marble, and Machines at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland at 7:00 p.m. on May 12, 2023!
VSO and VMM are co-hosting this event in honor of VSO past board chairs, and VMM emeriti board co-chairs, Robert and Victoria Young. The evening will feature the 1984 award winning documentary film, Men, Marble and Machines, and a 21-piece VSO Chamber Orchestra under the direction of conductor, Matt LaRocca, performing works by composer Nicholas Scarim (who wrote the award-winning score for Men, Marble and Machines).
It is not only an industry documentary – it is also an artful study of the beauty of marble, the technological process and workmanship that transform Vermont marble into landmark structures, national monuments, and tactile art. The film follows marble from deep inside the vast underground Danby quarry to the Vermont Marble Company’s finishing mill in Proctor, where cranes, gang saws, machines and marble workers cut, form, polish and carve. The striking cinematography and evocative score guide the viewer to appreciate the beauty of the process, as well as to understand and appreciate the skills of the Vermonters who work with marble.