Queensland Symphony Orchestra Reel Classics The Golden Age of Movie Music

11 - 13 Aug 2023
Concert Hall, QPAC
1 hour 30 minutes
(no interval, subject to change without notice)
$75 - $130 *
* A transaction fee of $7.20 applies.

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Concession, Child, Student, Family, Groups, Schools

From the 1930s to the 1980s, symphonic orchestral music formed the emotional background of many of the great movies. Film composers such as Bernard Herrmann, Miklós Rózsa, Maurice Jarre and John Williams became household names through their evocative music and lush orchestrations. They created soundscapes that were the emotional equal of great classical music featuring instantly iconic themes that have thrilled cinemagoers for years.  

Conductor and film music specialist Nicholas Buc will take you on a tour of some of the great film scores of this era. Tunes you may have heard only through the crackly speakers of your old TV will be heard in all their majestic full-frequency glory in the QPAC Concert Hall. A great concert for lovers of film, nostalgia and orchestral music alike. 

Presented by Queensland Symphony Orchestra


NORMAN arr. Motzing James Bond Theme
VANGELIS Theme from Chariots of Fire
BARRY Main Title from Out of Africa
RÓZSA arr. Robbins Parade of the Charioteers from Ben Hur Choral Suite
JARRE Lawrence of Arabia Overture
MANCINI Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany's
STEINER Tara from Gone with the Wind
ROTA Love Theme from The Godfather
HANMER Blue Hills Pastorale
HERMANN Vertigo Concert Suite
ALFORD Colonel Bogey March
WILLIAMS Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark
COATES Dambuster's March


Conductor and Host Nicholas Buc

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