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Local Orchestra Considers Movies

Aug 22, 2017

According to an article in The Daily News, the Genesee Symphony Orchestra is dipping its toes into the world of playing live music with movies.

Shade Zajac conducts the GSO in rehearsal

Music Director Shade Zajac says that they are trying it out first on their holiday concert on December 10th – with the animated holiday classic “The Snowman” and its music by Howard Blake.

 

 

“Some friends of mine went to see an orchestra playing along to part of ‘Lord of the Rings,’ which was three hours long. As attractive as that is in my mind to do, I don’t think it’s the right thing to start out with. So I’m thinking this 20-minute, short movie would be a nice way to ease into doing more of these.”

 

Read more, including Zajac's list of top ten movie scores, in the article: “Could GSO follow trend of performing film scores?” by Matt Krueger.