The Oscar celebration starts early this year with The Ultimate Oscars at West Virginia University’s Lyell B. Clay Concert Theater on Feb. 8.
Former Resident Conductor Lawrence Loh returns to celebrate the last 50 years of Oscar-winning scores with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. From John Williams to John Barry, audiences will enjoy unforgettable music from films like “Lord of the Rings,” “Schindler’s List,” “The Godfather,” “Star Wars” and more!
“As a lifelong fan of film music, this concert is truly the ‘ultimate’ thrill. I couldn’t imagine any of these films without these award-winning scores and this concert serves as an amazing playlist of music,” says Loh. “I would argue that the films themselves owe much of their success to the masterful scoring by these brilliant composers. I can’t wait to work with my friends at the Pittsburgh Symphony to bring these scores to life!”
Please note that film clips are not included in this performance.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theater at the Creative Arts Center on WVU’s Evansdale Campus in Morgantown, W.Va. Tickets are $27 and $45 and can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412-392-4900, or by visiting pittsburghsymphony.org/wvu. Student tickets are $13 per concert. Student tickets can be purchased at pittsburghsymphony.org/wvustudent. Tickets also are available at the WVU Mountainlair Box Office.
A pre-concert talk led by Assistant Conductor Andr�s Franco will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The 2015-2016 title sponsors of the Canady Symphony Series at WVU are William and Loulie Canady in memory of Valerie.
For tickets and information, please call the WVU Box Office at 304-293-SHOW.
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