UWF hosts annual Film Music Concert
By Hannah Gainer
The University of West Florida Department of Music will present the Symphonic Band in its annual Film Music Concert on Friday and Saturday, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The concert will be held in the Mainstage Theatre of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82. This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are required, and can be reserved through the CFPA Box Office or by visiting the Commons Service Desk.
“In 2005, the band was performing a symphony for band called ‘The Lord of the Rings,’ one of my students suggested since the music was so descriptive, it would be interesting to play some videos form the movies during the performance,” Director of Bands Richard Glaze said. “It was so successful that the next year we did a whole concert of film music and called it Lights, Camera, Music.”
The Film Music concert has become an annual favorite for the Pensacola community.
“This is one of the most popular events the music department does each year,” CFPA Director Jerre Brisky said. “It is a family friendly event where you can come and see clips from great films and listen to the Symphonic Band play parts of the score from each one.”
This year’s concert is titled “Lights, Camera, Musicals and More!” and will feature soundtracks from such well-known musicals as “Oklahoma!,” “Chicago” and “The Phantom of the Opera.” In addition, the band will present a special performance of music from the original “Star Wars” trilogy.
“Each year, we choose a theme and this year theme is musicals,” Glaze said. “I will be retiring next year and the theme of the film music concert will be my favorite film scores from over the years.”
For more information, contact the CFPA Box Office at 857-6285.