The Town Hall presents
Williams/Lucas: from Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and The Phantom Menace (New York premiere)
Herrmann/Hitchcock: from Vertigo, North By Northwest
Rodgers/Hammerstein: South Pacific (Scenes)
Sunday, March 11 , 2007
The Town Hall
The Town Hall presents One World Symphony, in their first appearance there since last spring's sellout debut concert, with a thrilling full-orchestra program accessible for all ages with some of the most beloved and popular music in iconic film history. Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the grand symphonic score of Star Wars (1977) won an Academy Award for John Williams, and is among the best-known music in motion picture history, including its soaring main theme and The Imperial March. Also, the Town Hall audiences will be treated to One World Symphony's New York premiere of the relentless Duel of the Fates from The Phantom Menace! The collaboration between such legends as Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann produced the lush Vertigo and suspenseful North By Northwest. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning South Pacific, a World War II tale of romance, features such unforgettable hits songs as Some Enchanted Evening and I'm Gonna Wash That Man. Stravinsky's rapturous The Firebird tells of a Prince who rescues an exotic bird, who then aids him in freeing a captive Princess.
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