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    The Photography Thread

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    The Photography Thread

    A few photos from a football match I went to yesterday in the eighth tier of English football.
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    Elmer Bernstein Thread

    The BBC Concert Orchestra will be premiering The Great Escape live to picture at the Royal Festival Hall in London on 21st September this year. Elmer's son Peter will be conducting. The Great Escape
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    BBC Proms 2019

    The 2019 BBC Proms season was announced today and as always there are plenty of interesting concerts scheduled. There are a couple of concerts of particular interest to film music fans, including a tribute to Warner Brothers from those Proms stalwarts the John Wilson Orchestra. The programme includes some of my favourite pieces of Golden Age film music, The Contstant Nymph by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Treasure of the Sierra Madre by Max Steiner and Alex North's A Streetcar Named Desire amongst others. Luckily there will be two performances on 9th August. The Warner Brothers Story The late night Prom a few days before that is a concert of sci-fi film music which looks interesting too (https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/eqhj6q). I have my eye on several other concerts in the season, but would be interested to hear what your top picks would be. BBC Proms website
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    The SPORTS Thread.

    Hiram Boateng's goal for Exeter City against Port Vale yesterday was absolute filth. Four touches starting with Craig Woodman's pass from the halfway line and the ball doesn't touch the ground until it drops into the net. The mistake of putting the Crawley Town badge in the video must be a ploy to scare our next opponents!
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    Some Kind Of Wonderful Vs. Pretty In Pink

    Put me down for Some Kind of Wonderful. "Why didn't you tell me?" "You never asked."
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    Hans Zimmer Appreciation Thread

    I intend to buy this album too after enjoying the World of Hans Zimmer concert at Wembley Arena last Saturday. Although the composer himself was not there in person, he introduced many of the pieces on a big screen before Gavin Greenaway conducted the orchestra and soloists from every part of the world. Lisa Gerrard was there however and reprised her vocals for Gladiator and one or two of the other selections. I particularly enjoyed the suite from The Holiday which I do not think I had heard before but have been humming annoyingly since. This video is from a different venue (Vienna) but with most of the same soloists, including Eliane Correa, Luis Ribeiro, Pedro Eustache, Rusanda Panfili, Lucy Landymore, El Amir, Juan 'Snow Owl' Garcia-Herreros and others.
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    the mstrox thread

    5-0 to England! Good turn out from the Czech fans though.
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    the mstrox thread

    For me - Wembley Stadium this evening for England v Czech Republic, Wembley Arena tomorrow evening for the World of Hans Zimmer.
  10. The Royal Scottish National Orchestra and John Mauceri will be performing the same programme over two nights in Edinburgh and Glasgow in November this year! Danny Elfman Gala 🦕
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    Blade Runner will be shown live in concert at the Royal Albert Hall in October. The music will be performed live by the Avex Ensemble. Blade Runner
  12. Elfman's violin concerto will receive its London premiere with the BBC Concert Orchestra and soloist Sandy Cameron in April 2020. Bramwell Tovey conducts and the concert also includes Prokofiev's Alexander Nevsky. https://www.bbc.co.uk/concertorchestra/events/by/date/2020/04
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    the mstrox thread

    This must be Belgium? 🤔
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    The SPORTS Thread.

    Simon Mignolet, who can't get a look in at Liverpool at the moment?
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    R.I.P. Andre Previn - dies at 89

    Sad news. The first proper orchestral concert I ever attended was conducted by Andre Previn. My year at school was taken because we were learning about Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition in music class and the orchestra (I think it was the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra) happened to be playing it. As with many things in life that we first experience as children, it was only later when I appreciated what an opportunity it was to see such a world famous musician in the flesh.