Following the popularity of last season’s Night at the Movies concert, the Arapahoe Philharmonic (AP) presents another exciting evening of movie repertoire on Saturday, Feb. 16, at Denver First Church of the Nazarene, 3800 E. Hampden Avenue in Cherry Hills Village.
Music creates the mystery, suspense and magic of movies, and this year the orchestra will perform symphonic masterpieces from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, How to Train Your Dragon and The Wizard of Oz, alongside a new arrangement of music from the videogame The Banner Saga, Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Korngold’s Violin Concerto featuring guest soloist Charles Wetherbee. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. and is preceded by a talk with conductor Devin Patrick Hughes at 6:45 p.m. Hughes will also lead movie trivia throughout the evening. Costumes are encouraged!
The program celebrates decades of film scores that have become an integral part of today’s popular culture. From the timeless songs in The Wizard of Oz – celebrating 80, and Paul Dukas’ magical The Sorcerer’s Apprentice used in Disney’s iconic Fantasia, to music from modern blockbusters by greats such as John Williams and John Powell, these original compositions from the big screen have found an eager audience in the concert hall.
The orchestra will also feature a violin concerto by Austrian-born Erich Wolfgang Korngold, considered to be one of the most influential early composers in Hollywood.
Denver-born Austin Wintory forged his compositional path in the realm of film and videogame scoring, having created a huge musical output since starting composing in 2002.
Tickets and information may be found at arapahoe-phil.org/event/concert-4-night-at-the-movies.
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