Behind the Scenes at Music From the Screen

A wave of dissonance from the woodwinds grew to a climax filling the gymnasium from floor to ceiling then suddenly cut off. As the echo of the chord hung in the air, the Hunger Games movie poster on the screen behind the orchestra changed instantly to a wash of blood red with four figures silhouetted against it. They raised their mallets high above their heads and a triumphant rhythm rumbled through the orchestra as the brass joined in with the climbing main theme. Last June’s Spring Concert was comprised entirely of soundtrack themes from Pixar’s Up and Ratatouille to Baba Yetu, […]