Orchestra makes ‘Movie Magic’

By Louise Stanton-Masten | May 02, 2012
Courtesy of: Terry Preshaw Marilyn Jacobson and Sarah Sundin, on cello, practice for the upcoming Mukilteo Community Orchestra concert on May 6.

The Mukilteo Community Orchestra will present “Movie Magic,” a concert of popular movie and television soundtracks, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 6, at the Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo.

The orchestra will be joined by dancers from Seattle-based Ewajo dance school for a performance of Leonard Bernstein’s “West Side Story.” The dancers will be performing a dance interpretation of the music.

Other concert selections include music from “The Chronicles of Narnia,” “The Lord of the Rings,” “Star Wars” and “Star Trek.”

“We are delighted to perform this program featuring movie and television themes and soundtracks,” said Trevor Lutzenhiser, artistic director and conductor. “We have compiled some of the most exciting music from these shows and they are great fun for our orchestra to perform.”

This music will be familiar to audiences of all ages, he said. In putting the program together, Lutzenhiser noted that this music is somewhat different from the typical orchestra fare.

“Movie and television soundtracks are written to support action seen on the screen rather than as stand-alone musical performance pieces,” Lutzenhiser said. “These musical themes and soundtracks represent some of the finest and most exciting music written by composers today.

“We hope this music will transport our audience in their mind and memory as they recall scenes from the shows they’ve enjoyed over the years.”

The Rosehill Community Center is at 304 Lincoln Ave. in Mukilteo. Admission is free. Complementary tickets can be obtained by visiting www.mukilteoorchestra.org or at the door.

The Mukilteo Community Orchestra provides performance and educational opportunities for regional musicians to create integrative musical experiences for the community.

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