‘Music of Anime’ and ‘Opera Lite’ Concerts by Surrey City Orchestra Players and Singers – Surrey Now-Leader
The City of Surrey Orchestra will perform “Music from Anime” Sunday, June 5.
During two one-hour concerts, a string quartet of orchestra professionals will present music from hit anime series such as Naruto, Attack on Titan, Sailor Moon and Studio Ghibli, at 5 p.m. and again at 7:30 p.m.
At the Studio Theater at the Surrey Arts Centre, audiences can expect an intimate setting.
Anime music is known for its catchy tunes, and each series has an opening theme that crosses pop and orchestral genres.
“Some of the most memorable tunes of the past few years have come from movies and TV shows, and those writing for anime are really tapping into something incredibly moving,” said Stuart Martin, Music Director of the orchestra.
“The concert is fast-paced, dynamic and will capture the imagination of anyone who listens. If this is your first time listening to music in a more formal setting, you really couldn’t ask for a better introduction to the world. symphonic music.
Songs will include “Sparkle” from Your Name and “Blue Bird” from Naruto.
Tickets for the concert are $28 on tickets.surrey.caor call 604-501-5500.
Founded in 2017, the Surrey City Orchestra will also present two ‘Opera Lite’ concerts on Saturday June 4 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in South Surrey (2350 148 St.), with hour-long performances at 5pm and 7.30pm.
The concert will feature local singers Melanie Krueger (soprano) and Martin Renner Wallace (tenor), with piano and orchestra members. Included will be familiar tunes Nessun Dorma and O mio babbino caro, mixed with Maria, and Tonight, from West Side Story. The instrumentalists will also perform the famous Barber of Seville Overture, made even more famous by the Bugs Bunny cartoon.
“There’s no denying that the voice directly touches your soul,” Martin said. “Both Melanie and Martin are expert storytellers and there’s no better setting than the warm room at Mount Olive. Opera has the ability to connect cultures through its stories, whether triumphant or tragic – and this concert will do just that.
Tickets are $25 plus tax at the door and on www.surreycityorchestra.org.