Concert by the North West Symphony Orchestra to present favorite films
The Northwest Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the season will be at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 19 at the Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights.
The orchestra, under the direction of newly appointed musical director Timothy Semanik, will perform favorite themes from the films, including “The Sea Hawk: Suite for Orchestra” by Erich Korngold, “Our Town” by Aaron Copland and the familiar scores of John Williams.
Also in the spotlight of this concert, the Suite “Lieutenant Kijé” by Sergueï Prokofiev. This music was originally written to accompany the film of the same name produced in Leningrad in 1933-34. It was Prokofiev’s first attempt at film music and his first commission.
It tells the story of a fictional lieutenant in the tsar’s army, who, due to his imaginary acts, attains the rank of general, but is ultimately “killed” when the tsar demands to meet and honor this hero. non-existent.
Following the film’s successful release, the five-movement suite quickly became part of the international concert repertoire and remains one of the composer’s best-known and recorded works.
In addition to his position at NSO, Semanik is currently Music Director of the Bradley Symphony Orchestra and the Salt Creek Chamber Orchestra, and recently completed his 10th season with the Evanston Savoyaries. He is the fourth conductor to hold the position of Music Director since the founding of the Northwest Symphony Orchestra in 1951 by Perry Crafton.
Tickets cost $ 20 for general admission, $ 15 for people aged 65 and over, and $ 10 for students with ID. Children under 14 are admitted free with a paying adult.
Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the concert by cash, check or credit card; in line; or through the ticket office at (847) 718-7702 with a credit card. This concert is presented in partnership with District 214 Community Education.
For more information, visit www.northwestsymphony.org or call (847) 965-7271.