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North Carolina Symphony Goes Hollywood for “Silver Screen and Red Carpet” | Mar 26-27

Associate Conductor Sarah Hicks

Finish Oscar month in style with the North Carolina Symphony’s blockbuster Pops concert “Silver Screen and Red Carpet.” Associate Conductor Sarah Hicks and soprano Heather Patterson-King join forces for a musical lineup pulled from Academy Award-winning movies Star Wars, Gone with the Wind, The Godfather, Rocky, The Sting, Schindler’s List, The Adventures of Robin Hood, and more.

The concert takes place at Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh’s Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Friday and Saturday, March 26-27, at 8:00 p.m.

Arthur Schwartz’s classic “That’s Entertainment” provides the overture for a program ranging from Mozart to Broadway with selections from Symphony No. 25 (featured in 1985 Best Picture Amadeus), My Fair Lady and The King and I. Nor does the evening lack for prominent Hollywood composers, including work by groundbreakers Max Steiner and Dimitri Tiomkin, four-time Oscar-winner John Barry and the legendary John Williams.

Heather Patterson-King

Heather Patterson-King

Lending her vocal talents to this challenging concert slate is Heather Patterson-King, a 20-year veteran of musical theater who has performed such contrasting roles as Eliza in My Fair Lady and Lady Macbeth. She has also taught classes and workshops throughout the United States and served as director of the A.C.T.-Out Ensemble at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.

Regular tickets to this Pops Series performance range from $30 to $45. Meymandi Concert Hall is located in the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 E. South St., Raleigh, NC 27601.

For tickets and more information, visit the North Carolina Symphony Web site at ncsymphony.org or call 919.733.2750.

Concert/Event Listing:

North Carolina Symphony
Silver Screen and Red Carpet
Sarah Hicks, Associate Conductor
Heather Patterson-King, soprano
March 26-27, 2010, 8pm
Meymandi Concert Hall, Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts, Raleigh, N.C.

Program Listing:

North Carolina Symphony
Silver Screen and Red Carpet

Sarah Hicks, Associate Conductor
March 26-27, 2010

That’s Entertainment
arr. Ian Polster

Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K.183
from Amadeus (Best Picture 1985)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I. Allegro con brio

March of the Merry Men
from The Adventures of Robin Hood (Best Music 1939)
Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Tara, A Short Tone Poem for Orchestra
from Gone With the Wind (Best Picture 1940)
Max Steiner

“Zip-a-Dee-Do-Dah”
from Song of the South (Best Original Song 1947)
arr. William Holcombe
Heather Patterson-King, soprano

“High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me, O My Darlin’)”
from High Noon (Best Music and Best Original Song 1952)
Dimitri Tiomkin
Heather Patterson-King, soprano

Main Title
from Out of Africa (Best Picture and Best Music 1986)
John Barry

Selections from My Fair Lady (Best Picture and Best Music 1965)
Frederick Loewe / arr. Robert Russell Bennett

Theme from Rocky (Best Picture 1977)
Bill Conti / arr. William Holcombe)

“Michael and Kay”
from The Godfather (Best Picture 1973)
Nino Rota / arr. Henry Mancini

The Entertainer
from The Sting (Best Picture 1974)
Scott Joplin / arr. Ralph Hermann

Theme from Schindler’s List (Best Picture and Best Music 1994)
John Williams

Selections from The King and I (Best Music 1957)
Richard Rodgers / arr. Robert Russell Bennett

“They Can’t Take That Away From Me”
from Shall We Dance (Nominated Best Original Song 1938)
George Gershwin
Heather Patterson-King, soprano

“Sweet Leilani”
from Waikiki Wedding (Best Original Song 1938)
Harry Owens
Heather Patterson-King, soprano

Main Title
from Star Wars (Best Music 1978)
John Williams

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