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Grab your light sabres - movie music is here
Join Brisbane Symphony Orchestra for a family concert of music from the movies.
The Brisbane Symphony Orchestra are about to take on the music of the silver screen. In a program which will pair light sabres with Akubras, and the secret service with 2001: A Space Odyssey , the orchestra will dazzle and delight in this concert which has been designed to have something for the whole family to enjoy.
James Bond has just hit the cinemas, Star Wars VII is about to be released and most of us have seen the Harry Potter movies. What do all of these movies have in common? A great film composer by the name of John Williams. Did you know that he also composed the music to Jaws and Schindler's List? The music written for movies can be exciting and provides atmosphere. Think of Star Wars and the first thing that comes to mind for most people is the Darth Vader theme, and we can all hum the opening few bars of Jaws.
The string section feature in the hauntingly beautiful music from Schindler's List.
There are other great film composers as well. Morricone wrote the music for Gabriel's Oboe and Cinema Paradiso and Bruce Rowland wrote the music for the iconic Australian film, The Man From Snowy River. All of these works will make an appearance in the concert.
Why not join Brisbane Symphony Orchestra as they play music from these movies and more, on Saturday 28 November at Lake Kawana Community Centre and Sunday 29 November at St.Aiden's Anglican Girls' School. A highlight of the concert will be I Dreamed a Dream from Les Miserable and O mio babbino caro from A Room with a View, sung by the talented soprano Anna Stephens. The brass section will also have the opportunity to shine as they perform the exciting Quidditch fanfare from Harry Potter.
Anna Stephens will join the orchestra to sing Skyfall, as well as other famous movie music.
In the tradition of Brisbane Symphony Orchestra family concerts, children and big kids are welcome to dress up as their favourite movie character. The performers will be getting into the spirit as well, with members joining in the costume fun.
Tickets to the concert are only $10 for children aged 3-17, and $20 for adults. Tickets for Lake Kawana can be booked by calling 5413 1400 or 3847 1717 for St. Aiden's. Tickets for the family concerts sell quickly, so book soon to avoid disappointment.