Department of Music

New River Valley Symphony Goes to the Movies in February 25th Concert

The New River Valley Symphony kicks off 2006 with a family-friendly concert of cinematic scores from recent popular films, as well as award-winning classics from years past on Saturday, February 25, at 8 p.m. in Burruss Auditorium.

The concert is a festival of film music with an action/adventure theme, beginning with ?The Cowboys Overture,? from John Williams? score for the 1970?s John Wayne western. Nearly sixty years of movie history is represented, from Erich Korngold?s score for Errol Flynn?s ?Adventures of Robin Hood? to Howard Shore?s ?Lord of the Rings,? winner of Academy and Golden Globe awards for Best Score.

Also on the program are such classics from the 1960s as Maurice Jarre?s ?Lawrence of Arabia? overture and ?The Ride of the Cossacks? from ?Taras Bulba,? which featured Tony Curtis and Yul Brynner, as well as a score by Franz Waxman. More recent offerings include Danny Elfman?s theme from Tim Burton?s ?Batman? and suites from ?The Mask of Zorro? and ?Harry Potter?.

Tickets are now on sale at the UUSA Ticket Office in Squires Student Center on the Virginia Tech campus. For tickets, call 540-231-5615 or order online at Group rates available.