Owensboro Symphony to play selections from superhero films at concert Saturday

April 12, 2022 | 12:06 am

Updated April 11, 2022 | 7:02 pm

Owensboro Symphony

The Owensboro Symphony will perform Superheroes: Avengers, Superman, Mahler and More, their fourth concert of the season, at 7 p.m. Saturday at the RiverPark Center. Troy Quinn and the Symphony will play “super heroic” selections from films ranging from Batman to The Avengers.

The concert features the iconic movie theme from Superman by John Williams. Williams is known especially for his lush symphonic style, which helped bring symphony film scores back into vogue after synthesizers had started to become the norm. In addition to his film work, Williams is also well known as a concert composer and conductor.

Another famous film score to be performed was composed by Danny Elfman, the Theme from Batman. Rounding off the superhero themes will be Alan Silvestri’s Captain America March. 

This concert also highlights the talents of Owensboro Symphony as they perform Gustav Mahler’s mammoth Symphony No.1. Mahler’s first symphony, named Titan, sets in motion his legacy with visions of nature, and a finale of thunderbolts and lightning. Mahler wrote, “A symphony should be like the world, it should embrace everything,” and his first symphony is just that.

Tickets may be purchased by calling 270-684-0661, online at OwensboroSymphony.org, or by clicking here. Doors will open at 6 p.m.

Patrons are encourage to arrive early to enjoy a brief presentation by Quinn in Cannon Hall from 6:15 to 6:40 p.m. for a special pre-concert conversation about the performance. This program is designed to enhance the concert experience, and provide insights into the music and musicians performing on the program.

April 12, 2022 | 12:06 am

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