The Chester Philharmonic’s final Cathedral concert this season “A Night at the Movies” will take place on Sat June 25th at 7.30pm. The conductor is Daniel Parkinson and soloist Lucy Holmes. Featuring music from the Silver Screen with works by both Elmer and Leonard Bernstein, Coates, Goodwin and John Williams. The music to include The Magnificent Seven, Schindler’s List, 633 Squadron, Dambusters, ET Suite and Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.
Who can forget the sight of Mickey Mouse in Walt Disney’s film Fantasia as “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” or who cannot fail to be moved by the music from the film Schindler’s List? Both these pieces along with many more will be performed by Chester’s own symphony orchestra in Chester’s cathedral. Elmer Bernstein (Magnificent 7), Leonard Bernstein (no relation….West Side Story), Eric Coates, Ron Goodwin and the prolific John Williams (W.T. Star Wars), are the major composers.
The soloist in Schindler’s List will be Lucy Holmes, a very young musician currently studying at Chetham’s School of Music Manchester, and the conductor will be Daniel Parkinson who has just graduated in conducting from the Royal Northern College of Music. Daniel has a long history with the Chester Philharmonic. As a teenager, he played in many concerts both as a violinist and orchestral pianist. Since becoming a conductor, Daniel has returned to conduct the Chester Philharmonic on several occasions.
Conductor – Daniel Parkinson
Solo Violin:- Lucy Holmes
Please note; All programmes, soloists and conductors are provisional.
Please check the web site for any alteration in programme content.
The Chester Philharmonic Orchestra is a Registered Charity 700688