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Movie magic comes to Birmingham Conservatoire

UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 17 APRIL 2015

Students and graduates from Birmingham Conservatoire are to transport music fans from Hogwarts to a galaxy far away next week, as they bring film scores to life with a live symphony orchestra.

‘Conservatoire Pops at the Movies’ takes place on Friday 24 April and will see the iconic musical works of all-time favourite film score composers being performed, including Hans Zimmer’s 'The Battle' from 'Gladiator' and James Horner’s 'I See You' from 'Avatar'.

Friday 24 April @ 6pm, Conservatoire’s Adrian Boult Hall
Tickets available on the door: £6.50 (£4 concessions)

Music Technology student Ben Weatherill will premiere a new musical work inspired by Celtic folk music and featured in upcoming movie Sanctuary, being filmed this Summer.

Other performances on the night include Michael Giancchino’s 'Star Trek into the Darkness' and Patrick Doyle’s 'Hogwarts Hymn' from 'Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire'.

Conservatoire Pops at the Movies

Conductor Chris Houlding
Birmingham Conservatoire Pops Orchestra

Hooray for Hollywood Overture arr. John Williams
Star Wars Main Title John Williams
Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring Howard Shore (arr. Nic Raine)
The Seahawk Main Theme Erich Korngold
Harry Potter: Goblet of Fire Hogwarts Hymn Patrick Doyle
2001 Space Odyssey Also Sprach/Blue Danube R / J. Strauss
Gladiator The Battle Hans Zimmer (arr. Nic Raine)
Avatar Main theme: I See You James Horner (orch. Cliff Bradley)
Apocalypse Now Ride of the Valkyries Richard Wagner
Sanctuary (world première) Ben Weatherill
Star Trek Into the Darkness Main Theme Michael Giancchino
How to Train Your Dragon Suite John Powell (orch. John Ashton-Thomas/Germaine Franco)

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