"Soundtracks of our lives - Music in Film"
Resonance String Orchestra in Concert with acclaimed cellist Zoe Knighton (Flinders Quartet)
On September 10, Resonance String Orchestra will appear in concert with Zoe Knighton, a cellist of great acclaim. Knighton is renowned for her work as both soloist and chamber musician, and is a founding member of the Flinders Quartet, one of the finest string quartets in the country. Knighton has brought incredible energy, enthusiasm and insight to her work with the orchestra, and the concert they are putting together promises to be unmissable.
Another aspect of this project has been Resonance's work with residents at the Woodend Aged Care facility: orchestra members have spent time interviewing residents, hearing stories of the significance of film and music in their lives, and they have performed concerts of works in progress at the facility. The result has been an intergenerational dialogue and exchange that has been meaningful for all involved. Our September performance will reflect this ongoing relationship in many ways. There will also be guest appearances from Woodend PS Choir and String Club.
For the performance, Knighton has worked with Resonance on a number of works from film scores, producing a program that will resonate with audience members across the generations. Audiences will recognise music by the great soundtrack composers, including Yann Tierson, Ennio Morricone and John Williams, with themes from films from 1950s-present including Dambusters, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Star Wars, Amelie and Harry Potter, and more. The slow movement from Schubert's C major double cello quintet will be easily recognisable to film-lovers, and will be performed by Knighton and Resonance staff group Quartet Con Spirito. Knighton will also feature as a soloist in Moon River and the achingly beautiful Schindler's List theme.
Mary Maloney Theatre, Sacred Heart College, Kyneton, Sunday 10th September, 3pm.
Tickets $20/$15 or $60 for family of four: https://www.trybooking.com/RIUT
Resonance is accepting members into both its string ensembles, so if you play a string instrument and would like to play with others in a friendly and musically challenging environment, please contact us.