Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra: Moving Pictures

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra: Moving Pictures

Friday, February 24, 2012, at 7:30pm; free talk in the Great Hall at 6:30pm | Foellinger Great Hall

Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra Series | Moved by a showcase of his friend’s watercolors and drawings, Mussorgsky composed the Russian masterpiece Pictures at an Exhibition in just six weeks, and in 1922 Ravel wrote the colorful and well-known orchestration performed here. As the 1900s progressed and moving pictures were introduced, musical scores became integral to films. For this tribute to the cinema, the CUSO unspools the classic scores of Vertigo, How the West Was Won, and Lawrence of Arabia—films many grew up with and whose music many will discover for the first time in the Great Hall.

Jarre: Overture to Lawrence of Arabia
Herrmann: Suite from Vertigo
Newman: How the West Was Won
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

This performance will last approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.