Sydney Symphony Orchestra & charistmatic conductor John Wilson team up to perform Hollywood classics

Published by: Caitlin Benetatos | 31-May-2016
One of the world's best conductors of film music joins the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for Hollywood classics including Gone with the Wind, Psycho and Casablanca. Charismatic British conductor John Wilson will join the Sydney Symphony Orchestra for an exciting journey through the golden age of Hollywood when he takes the podium for a program of cinematic highlights from classic films such as Gone with the Wind, Ben Hur, Psycho and Casablanca. @sydsymph #sydneysymphony @sydneysymphonyorchestra
Wilson is synonymous with The John Wilson Orchestra, formed in 1994, which specialises in recording contemporary film soundtracks and authentic concert performances of classic film musical scores. The conductor and arranger has famously recreated and resurrected many of orchestral scores belonging to famous MGM musicals that were discarded in the 1970s.

Sydney Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster Andrew Haveron, who has been friends with Wilson since they met while studying at the Royal College of Music in the early 1990s, says nobody can bring to life this era of film music like this conductor.

"I've performed the Hollywood Rhapsody program with John before at the Proms and I'm looking forward to sharing this music with audiences here in Sydney," Haveron says. "These concerts will be a chance to hear music from a bygone era, as the program is essentially a potted history of film music. You don't often get to hear these pieces played live."

"The Robin Hood suite has some of my favourite music in it "“ I will happily play it any day of the week," Haveron adds. "And Tom and Jerry at MGM will be a blast "“ it's very hard and great fun!"

Hollywood Rhapsody

Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Thu 18 Jun, 6.30pm
Fri 17 Jun, 8pm
Sat 18 Jun, 8pm

Music from the Golden Age of Hollywood including highlights from:
HERRMANN Psycho, Citizen Kane
KORNGOLD The Adventures of Robin Hood
STEINER Gone With the Wind
John Wilson conductor
Tickets: $39-$124

Channel Crossings: Ravel & Vaughan Williams

Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House
Thu 23 Jun, 1.30pm
Fri 24 Jun, 8pm
Sat 25 Jun, 2pm

BAX Tintagel
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS A London Symphony (Symphony No.2)

John Wilson conductor
Jonathan Biss piano

Tickets: $39-$134

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