FRIDAY NIGHT CLASSICS: A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS

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Friday 22 February 2013 at 7.30pm

Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121 345 0600

Carl Davis  conductor
Heather Shipp  mezzo soprano

No great film is complete without a memorable soundtrack. So, in the midst of awards season, join us as we roll out the red carpet for an evening of music from Oscar-winning films, with conductor and all- American showman Carl Davis as your host. We’ll sweep you from the triumph over adversity of The King’s Speech and the dark tension of Black Swan to the laugh-along antics of Toy Story and The Muppets. Just make sure you’ve got your champagne on ice and your acceptance speech at the ready!

Programme includes:
Newman: 20th Century Fox Fanfare
Newman: Toy Story - You’ve Got a Friend in Me (1995)
Desplat: The King’s Speech (2010)
Gershwin: Porgy and Bess - Summertime (1959)
Sondheim: Dick Tracy - Sooner or Later (1990)
Shore: Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Hamlisch: The Way We Were (1973)
Kander / Ebb: Chicago - All That Jazz (2002)
Tchaikovsky: Black Swan (2010)
Horner: Titanic - Suite • My Heart Will Go On (1997)
Warren: Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
McKenzie: The Muppets - Man or Muppet (2011)
Bernstein: West Side Story - Somewhere (1961)
Davis: Ken Russell’s ‘The Rainbow’
Marianelli: Atonement (2007)
Williams: Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Suite (1977)
Rodgers: Oklahoma! - I Cain’t Say No (1955)
Rodgers: South Pacific - A Wonderful Guy (1959)
Rodgers: The Sound of Music - Climb Ev’ry Mountain (1965)

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