Aylesbury Orchestra will be performing a special concert in the New Year which will feature music from popular films including the Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, and Star Wars. John Beswick, the conductor famous for his work in the West End, is responsible for putting the show together and he has said that extra musicians have been involved to ensure that the music will be spectacular.
The leader of the orchestra for nearly a decade has been Mark Warner and he stated, “Normally we focus on classical music from the great composers but we thought it would be fun to do something a little bit unusual. We are hoping that this will attract an audience who do not normally come to our shows and maybe get more people interested in classical music.”
“There is going to be a lot of music that people are familiar with and we are very lucky to have John Beswick involved. He has such a great reputation on the West End that he is sure to be able to add a lot to our production.” Mr Beswick has previously been involved in conducting The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables, among other productions.
The Aylesbury Orchestra was founded over 60 years ago and normally puts on three concerts a year. This special event will be taking place on 5 February and will involve over 70 musicians. The orchestra have been rehearsing since the start of November and there has been a really positive reaction to the idea. Mr Warner has further commented, “It was challenging to find the music but we have managed to source the complete score.”