Film Music Prom

As the 2011 Prom Season gets underway in London, the organisers are again hosting a Film Music Prom as part of the program. This seems to have become an essential part of the season at the Royal Albert Hall, London, with concerts of film music and movie musicals featuring every year.

North by Northwest

Prom 38: Film Music Prom

Friday 12 August 7.00pm

Bernard Herrmann: music from The Man Who Knew Too Much, Citizen Kane, North by Northwest and Psycho

Ennio Morricone: Theme: Cinema Paradiso

Walton, arr. Muir Mathieson: Suite: Henry V

John Williams: Music from Star Wars, Schindler’s List and Harry Potter

Jonny Greenwood, arr. Robert Ziegler: Norwegian Wood (BBC Commission, first performance)

Richard Rodney Bennett: Suite: Murder on the Orient Express

John Barry: Love Theme: Out of Africa

Various: Music from the Bond Films

Performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra, conducted by Keith Lockhart, featuring violinist Chloe Hanslip.

This is followed at 10.15pm by

Prom 39: The Spaghetti Western Orchestra

The Melbourne five-piece perform a selection of Italian western tracks by Ennio Morricone in their own inimitable way, using a variety of instruments and a lot of imagination.

Prom 38 will be broadcast on the night on BBC4.

Prom 39 will be recorded for transmission on BBC4 at a later date.

For more things Italian Cinema, check out my my books: Once Upon a Time in the Italian West: The Filmgoers’ Guide to Spaghetti Westerns and Cinema Italiano: The Complete Guide from Classics to Cult published by I.B. Tauris

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