Lose yourself in the music with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra performing Movie Masterpieces
It’s hard to imagine great movies without their equally great soundtracks. Modern composers have set the tone for countless films, including John Williams for Star Wars and the Harry Potter series, or Ennio Morricone for The Mission, from which the Queensland Symphony Orchestra (QSO) will perform the famous melody, Gabriel’s Oboe.
Bring the whole family for this school holiday special event, sit back, relax and share the magic of classical music from the big screen.
QSO Director of Artistic Planning, Richard Wenn said: “Anytime a film director wants to tug at the heart strings or get audiences to sit on the edge of their seats – they use music to do it.”
“For me whenever I hear the soundtrack from Lawrence of Arabia I’m instantly transported to the desert and huge vistas of Peter O’Toole on his camel, there is a sense of freedom, grandeur and majesty in this music that really summarises the cinematography of David Lean.”
So expressive, so vital to the meaning of the movie, is it any wonder that concert composers have always been drawn to writing with stopwatch in hand and silent rushes on the screen before them? Net result? Melodies so sublime, and orchestral showpieces so exhilarating, that they define the music of our times.
Let the state’s largest performing arts company, the QSO, draw you into the world of the cinema with music from your favourite movies of all time.
“We’re thrilled to bring the QSO to the Gold Coast to present a luscious program of great film soundtrack highlights,” Richard said.
DATE Fri 10 Apr, 7.30pm
VENUE The Arts Theatre
DURATION 2 hours* (including interval) *please confirm at time of booking
Adult $54.00, Pensioner/Senior/Concession $47.00,
Student $30.00, Student Group Tickets $24.00pp, Adult Group Tickets $45.00pp
Friends of The Arts Centre $48.00pp
The Arts Centre Gold Coast and Gold Coast Film Festival presents Queensland Symphony Orchestra Movie Masterpieces.
For more information, visit: http://www.theartscentregc.com.au/whats-on/whats-on-items/queensland-symphony-orchestra-movie-masterpieces