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Maui Pops Orchestra Presents March Movie Madness

March 18, 2014
Maui Weekly

The Maui Pops Orchestra will present music from your favorite movie scores covering nearly every decade from the 1930s to today, on Sunday, March 23, at 3 p.m. at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's Castle Theater.

The Maui Pops Orchestra is delighted to present an exciting array of familiar movie music to take you on a journey through the magical world of some of Hollywood's most memorable moods. Music Director James Durham will lead this fun-filled concert.

Music will include the work of well-known composers John Williams, The Beatles' John Lennon and Paul McCartney, Henry Mancini and others.

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Music Director James Durham will lead this fun-filled concert.

Even if you don't remember the composer, you will surely recognize the familiar music of "The Wizard of Oz," "Saturday Night Fever," "Star Wars," James Bond movies, "Pirates of the Caribbean" and many more.

Ally Shore, of A Shore Production, will present creative visual imagery in the form of still and animated shots projected on a screen behind the orchestra to expand the sensory experience. Howard Dicus as the program's master of ceremonies will top off this Oscar-worthy event!

Music has been an important part of the movies from early on. Whether to cover the sound of the film projectors, fill up what might otherwise be an uncomfortable silence in the theater, or to add emotional support to the on-screen action, silent films were frequently presented with live music.

A full orchestra, small combo, pianist or organist provided an additional layer of entertainment to the magical experience of moving pictures. The musical selections they played would, generally, be of their own choice.

With the advent of the "talkies," in which music, as well as speech, were recorded and reproduced right along with the moving pictures, the landscape of movie music began to evolve.

Charlie Chaplin composed his own music for some of his films, including "City Lights" (1931) and "Modern Times" (1936).

Because most directors did not possess the skill to write their own music, composers began to specialize in this new genre of writing music for the movies.

Through the years, music from all types of movies--dramas, comedies, romances, musicals, sci-fi, action movies and more--has created a vast and varied repertoire for orchestras to delve into as concert material.

Tickets are $15 to $50, plus applicable fees, and half-price for students 18 and under in the $50, $40 and $30 price sections.

Call The MACC Box Office at (808) 242-SHOW (7569) or purchase online at www.mauiarts.org/tickets.

The Maui Pops Orchestra is supported in part by the Maui County Office of Economic Development, Hawai'i Tourism Authority, and the Hawai'i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawai'i and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

 
 

 

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