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Rory McAllister
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 19:30
The Anvil, Basingstoke
Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Scotchmer
Sue Bint
Rory McAllister - Host

Williams       Star Wars, Harry Potter, Raiders of the Lost Ark
Shore           The Lord of the Rings
Morricone    Gabriel's Oboe (The Mission)
Barry            Out of Africa
Beethoven   The King's Speech (from Symphony No..7)

This exciting new collaboration between Basingstoke Symphony Orchestra and radio broadcaster Rory McAllister sees the orchestra perform a programme of popular film music as the fifth concert in Rory’s 'Cinema in Symphony' series (  These are aimed at reaching people who may be familiar with the music but have little experience of the wonder of a live symphony orchestra performance, whilst also exposing regular concert-goers to the wonderful world of film scores.  The concerts are very up-beat and appealing, largely due to Rory's enthusiastic, amusing and highly entertaining presentation style. He also brings his team of Storm Troopers and other well-known film characters to create an exciting atmosphere.  Although this is an ideal concert for first time concert-goers and younger listeners, there is also plenty of splendid orchestral music for experienced concert-goers to enjoy and appreciate as well.

Upcoming Concerts

Classical Treasures Concert Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 19:45

Beethoven         Egmont Overture
Tchaikovsky      Piano Concerto No. 1 in Bb minor
Scotchmer         Valse Tragigue (from Symphony No. 2)
Brahms              Symphony No. 3 in F major.

Spring Classics Concert Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 19:45

Humperdinck    Hansel and Gretel Overture
Reinecke           Ballade for Flute and Orchestra
Dvorak               Slovonic Dances (Selection)
Saint-Saens       Symphony No. 3 (Organ Symphony)