Symphony Central Coast returns to the stage in a swash-buckling, rip-roaring, shark-infested concert, celebrating the magnificent music of the movies. ‘Lights, Action, Music!’ features music from some the most loved films of all time, including ‘The Seahawk’, ‘Gladiator’, and ‘Lord of the Rings’ plus a selection of Australian films with music by Australian composers. And as a bonus, there will be two films with live music performed by a full symphony orchestra.
Conductor and Artistic Director of Symphony Central Coast, Dr Steven Stanke said, “Performing film music is incredibly exciting and satisfying because it is often the most complex music of our age. Film composers are extremely creative when scoring films and a full symphony orchestra is often the only way to perform them completely. And I’m also very pleased to be able to include lots of Australian music, by women composers too, in our program.”
Film music might bristle with espionage, strike up an ancient military march or bring a car chase to a sticky end. ‘Lights, Action, Music!’ is a magical experience, bringing the film scores to life, evoking familiar scenes and stirring our memories. Symphony Central Coast’s first concert for 2021 promises to be an experience like no other, bringing iconic music to The Art House stage.