Inspired by some of the greatest movie sound-tracks of all time, the internationally renowned BBC Big Band and conductor Barry Forgie celebrate The Sound of Cinema.
Featuring music and themes from films such as: ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’, ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’ and ‘James Bond’, through to contemporary classics such as John Williams’ ‘Catch Me If You Can’ soundtrack – all performed in the BBC Big Band’s own inimitable style. The band will also be joined by special guest vocalist, Emer McParland, performing songs made famous by the leading-ladies of film music, including Judy Garland, Shirley Bassey and Marilyn Munroe.
A not to be missed evening for both music and movie fans of all ages.
The BBC Big Band:
Regarded as one of the world’s finest and most versatile Orchestras, The BBC Big Band continues to delight audiences around the world through their broadcasts on BBC Radio and their live performances.
The Band has played with stars such as diverse as George Benson, Van Morrison, Georgie Fame, Tony Bennett, George Shearing, Michel Legrand, Phil Woods, Joe Lovano, Lalo Schifrin, Michael McDonald, Bob Brookmeyer and Ray Charles.
In addition to its regular studio and concert recordings, the BBC Big Band regularly gives live performances at major venues around the UK and abroad. Within the UK, the BBC Big Band is probably best known for its regular Monday night show Big Band Special and Friday Night is Music Night on BBC Radio 2, as well its appearances on BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Line Up. Its performances also reach huge global audiences through its regular broadcasts for the BBC World Service, satellite radio and via the BBC’s website services.
"A wonderful band!"
"They brilliantly continue the tradition of Big Band music. As such they are important, as well as marvelous!"