Chester Philharmonic’s Final Cathedral concert this season will be a departure from the normal Classical Musical format.
On the 25th June you will be able to hear a selection of music which was either composed for the ‘Silver Screen’ or pieces from the Classical repertoire which have been used in Hollywood’s films.
Who can forget the sight of Mickey Mouse in Walt Disney’s film Fantasia as ”The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” or who cannot fail to be moved by the music from the film Schindler’s List?
Both these pieces along with many more will be performed by Chester’s own symphony orchestra in Chester’s cathedral. Elmer Bernstein (Magnificent 7), Leonard Bernstein (no relation….West Side Story), Eric Coates, Ron Goodwin and the prolific John Williams (W.T. Star Wars), are the major composers.
The soloist in Schindler’s List will be Lucy Holmes, a very young musician currently studying at Chetham’s School of Music Manchester.
The conductor will be Daniel Parkinson who has just graduated in conducting from the Royal Northern College of Music. Daniel has a long history with the Chester Philharmonic. As a teenager, he played in many concerts both as a violinist and orchestral pianist. Since becoming a conductor, Daniel has returned to conduct the Chester Philharmonic on several occasions. He holds the record for the longest introduction by a compère and infamously conducted Copland’s Rodeo sporting a cowboy hat.
In 2016, Daniel was the Off-Stage and Cover Conductor for The Royal Ballet’s critically acclaimed production of ‘The Winter’s Tale.’ He will make his debut with Northern Ballet in September. In 2015, Daniel conducted Manchester Camerata in Chester Cathedral as part of the MBNA Chester Music Festival. He has also been an Assistant Conductor to the BBC Philharmonic and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestras.
A Night at the Movies
7.30pm – Saturday 25th June 2016
Tickets at £16; £12; £9 – students £5 – available by calling 01244 500959 or www.chesterphilorchetra.co.uk.