Music is a powerful storytelling tool and audiences can quickly understand the deepest of emotions with the proper musical theme. LCCO has been rehearsing some of the most famous movie themes for its Sounds of the Silver Screen concerts, scheduled for Saturday, March 12 at 7:30 and Sunday, March 13 at 3:00 pm at the Harper Center at First Presbyterian Church in Sanford.
The repertoire includes music from "Dances With Wolves," "Guys and Dolls," "Dr. Zhivago," "Taras Bulba," "The Godfather," and "The Magnificent Seven."
"This music was created by some of Hollywood's greatest composers," said Music Director Vincent Povázsay. "John Barry, Elmer Bernstein, Maurice Jarre, Frank Loesser, Nino Rota, and Franz Waxman may not all be household names among historic film composers, but they each made significant contributions to the film music canon."
"I am particularly excited to perform the music from J. Lee Thompson’s epic 1962 film "Taras Bulba," which Bernard Hermann - himself a great American composer - praised as “the score of a lifetime." It’s a rare treat to hear much of this music performed live by a full orchestra and I think it makes for an exciting concert," said Povázsay.
The opportunity to play in a community orchestra provides local musicians with a creative and challenging outlet.
For Samantha Lane, a newcomer this season to the second violin section, LCCO fulfills her desire to again play with a full orchestra. "I wanted to not only grow as a musician, but also to be involved in helping to bring music to our community," said Lane.
"I have really enjoyed building relationships as well as stretching my skills on the violin. I am so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful program!"
New musicians interested in playing with Sanford's hometown orchestra should email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LCCO concerts are free and open to the public. As of now, COVID-19 protocols will be in place and masks are required for the audience.