Saturday 22nd March at 7pm
Sunday 23rd March at 2.30pm (bookings essential for the Sunday concert).
Strathfield Symphony goes to the movies. Tears, drama, high kicks and the symphony of the dance.
From The Force of Destiny to The Ride of the Valkyries and Can Can, the first half will be a feast of fun. The second half features one of the most popular of Beethoven’s symphonies, the Seventh, a little more on the serious side.
Tears at the beginning? The tragedy of Jean de Florette and Manon des sources is inextricably linked with the haunting melody of Verdi’s The Force of Destiny. Thwarted love conquers all.
“I love the smell of napalm in the morning”.
The roar of helicopters mixed with Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries creates the unforgettable and truly apocalyptic image of Apocalypse Now.
Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld is a romp in the best French tradition. The Overture is full of memorable tunes and finishes with the once scandalous Can Can.
The second movement of Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony has been used in countless films, the most recent being The King’s Speech. It is extraordinarily beautiful and moving.
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