National Symphony Orchestra Film Festival: Made in Hollywood U.S.A.
Friday, January 24, 2003, 1:30 PM

Leonard Slatkin and John Williams lead the Orchestra in timeless scores from American movie classics.

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At the movies, one element does more than any other to heighten the suspense, enhance the romance, and ratchet up the thrills: the music. From the earliest days of cinema, filmmakers have turned to composers to help bring their art to life. Now you can hear that music performed as part of the National Symphony Orchestra's festival Soundtracks: Music and Film. This exciting festival will be co-directed by Leonard Slatkin—who, as a child in Hollywood, was mentored by leading composers and performers from cinema's golden age— and preeminent film composer John Williams, whose music has graced such seminal hits as Star Wars, E.T., Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, and many more.

Experience the fascinating musical heritage and evolution of the American cinema in this thrilling concert that spans from the early beginnings of movie studios to Hollywood's golden age. Leonard Slatkin and John Williams conduct separate segments of a program that begins with Aaron Copland's glorious music for the film adaptation of John Steinbeck's The Red Pony... continues through timeless movie scores by such famed composers as Leonard Bernstein, Alfred Newman, and Bernard Herrmann..and culminates with musical excerpts from Gone with the Wind, one of America's most beloved cinematic masterpieces.

Program and Notes

    Aaron Copland
    The Red Pony Suite
    Leonard Bernstein
    Symphonic Suite from On the Waterfront
    John Williams
    Tribute to Film Composers
    Alfred Newman
    Captain from Castile
    Alfred Newman
    Wuthering Heights
    Elmer Bernstein
    The Magnificent Seven
    Bernard Herrmann
    Bernard Herrmann
    Citizen Kane
    Suite from A Place In The Sun for Saxophone
    Max Steiner
    Gone With The Wind

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