“GBS Goes to the Movies” — an all-ages concert
So, just what is movie music?
It’s music specifically composed to complement a specific film ... or existing music from various genres, including classical and orchestral.
Movie music is familiar to many kids and adults, which is why a concert of movie music is geared for anyone who can sit still for an hour or so, says Maestro Ted Sperling. Sperling comes to Bridgeport on Saturday, Nov. 12, to guest conduct the “GBS Goes to the Movies” family affair.
It will be “a great way to introduce kids to symphony concerts for the first time,” says Sperling, who is conducting “Fiddler on the Roof” on Broadway.
“Our concert will be a fun mixture of music that was written for the concert hall and has subsequently become strongly associated with certain films (“The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” in “Fantasia” and Barber’s Adagio for Strings from “Platoon,” for example) and iconic music written expressly for films (such as “The Pink Panther,” “Gone with the Wind,” “Cinema Paradiso” and “Star Wars”). I’ll be conducting and hosting the evening, sharing some insight into the music and films.
To encourage more young people to attend the concert, the GBS is offering a family special “5 for $55.55,” a package for two adults and three children.
Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Saturday, Nov. 12, 8 p.m. Free parking. $59-$15. gbso.org