NSO - American Classics & Film Favourites
Taking place from 4pm on Sunday, 12th May, at Nottingham’s Albert Hall, the concert features guest conductor Keiron Anderson and the chance to round off your afternoon with a tasty post-concert American-themed meal.
As if all that wasn’t enough, BBC Radio Nottingham’s popular presenter Frances Finn returns to NSO concert action as the compère for the afternoon.
Tickets are available now, either with or without the delicious meal of American-style hot dog with American mustard/ketchup (vegetarian option available), fries, cheesecake, plus a glass of American white white, a bottle of Budweiser or a soft drink, so don’t leave it too late to book yours. NSO’s brass and percussion sections will launch the concert in fine style with Copland’s powerful Fanfare For The Common Man, and then the spotlight shifts for Barber’s moving Adagio For Strings, which is both an American classic and has been regularly used on film soundtracks such as The Elephant Man and Platoon. John Williams fans can enjoy two of his contrasting pieces.
Aminata Kanneh-Mason, from Nottingham’s famous musical family, will be the violin soloist in the touching theme from Schindler’s List while the main theme from Star Wars is surely one of the most famous pieces of film music ever written.
Strings will come to the fore in the touching theme from Cinema Paradiso, also featuring Aminata, while you can enjoy the sounds of the Wild West with The Big Country. There will also be fantastic film music to enjoy from Marvel’s smash-hit Captain America, plus Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves, Back To The Future and family favourite The Incredibles. Once the music is over, you can tuck into your American-themed meal.