Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - The raw power of the movies
FOLLOWING their successful appearance at the Colston Hall last year showcasing the works of famed film composer John Williams, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra are at it again, this time presenting a number of film scores from all manner of movies and composers.
The evening began with Maurice Jarre's sweeping overture for Lawrence of Arabia, with its lilting violins contrasting with the bombast of the drums.
Similarly evocative was Italian composer Nina Rota's Love Theme from 1968's Romeo and Juliet which has become famous on the radio as the music that accompanied Simon Bates' Our Tune.
The solo performers were showcased in beautifully rendered pieces from Schindler's List (John Williams) and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Tan Dun) which demonstrated the Symphony Orchestra's versatility.
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Perhaps the most famous scores on the night were Jerry Goldsmith's rousing theme from Star Trek: Nemesis, which includes the familiar tune from the television series, and the main title theme to John Williams' Raiders of the Lost Ark, which actually drew applause from the audience as it began.
It's the talent of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra that pulls the show together, with an outstanding performance that reminds us of the power of music in movies.