Assembly Hall Theatre

Hooray for Hollywood

Music from the Movies
Conductor: Roderick Dunk

Our final concert this season is a celebration of the wonderful scores (many awardwinning) that Hollywood composers have written for some of our most popular films. Whilst the films themselves will be very well known and much of the music familiar, the names of the composers may be less recognisable, so this concert is a chance to give them proper credit.

Our programme will include music by composers such as John Williams, who provided scores for the Harry Potter films, Indiana Jones, Star Wars and Schindler’s List. Other music will include scores by Miklós Rózsa (Ben Hur), Maurice Jarre (Lawrence of Arabia), Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future), Erich Korngold (The Sea Hawk), Nino Rota (The Godfather), Danny Elfman (the Batman films) and others.

All these composers wrote a great deal of music for the Silver Screen and some, like Korngold, also had notable careers writing ‘serious’ music. Most Hollywood composers were American but Korngold came originally from Austria and we will of course include our own John Barry who provided music for Out of Africa and many of the James Bond films.

Movie scores have often been vital to the box office success of a film and our concert is a tribute to a group of composers whose skill and musicianship is often overlooked.

Conductor: Roderick Dunk

Roderick Dunk is one of Britain’s most versatile conductors, with a repertoire ranging from the Symphonic, through  Opera and Ballet to Musical Theatre, Film and Light Orchestral music. The many British orchestras he conducts have included the Hallé Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Manchester Camerata, the Northern Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the CBSO, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, the Orchestra of Opera North, the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Sinfonia Viva. For 25 years, Roderick was a frequent guest conductor with the BBC Concert Orchestra for the BBC’s “Friday Night is Music Night” and during that time conducted around 200 broadcasts and concerts with the orchestra.

Abroad he has conducted the RTE Concert Orchestra in Dublin, the MDR Chamber Orchestra in Leipzig, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in Norway, Sinfonia Lahti in Finland, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra. His studio and recording work has also been broad and varied, covering all styles from the standard symphonic repertoire with the LSO, to the last ever recordings of the world renowned Harmonica virtuoso Larry Adler for Decca Records in 1999 and more recently the album “a Christmas Cornucopia” with Annie Lennox.

A prolific arranger and orchestrator, his work is performed by orchestras and artists all over the world.

Roderick is the RTWSO’s Music Director & Principal Conductor.




What's On?

The Glenn Miller Orchestra
July 1st 2018
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Birdsong
July 2nd 2018
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Dan Snow
July 9th 2018
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The Dreamboys
July 14th 2018
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The Vicar's Picnic 2018
July 20th 2018
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Rhythm of the Dance
July 24th 2018
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A Celebration of Neil Diamond
July 29th 2018
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A Unique Evening of Variety
August 11th 2018
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Fame The Musical
August 20th 2018
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Carmen
August 29th 2018
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Bing Live
September 11th 2018
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Genesis Legacy
September 13th 2018
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Legend
September 14th 2018
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The Doors Alive
September 15th 2018
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80s Mania
September 16th 2018
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Re-Take That and Party
September 20th 2018
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In 40 Parts
September 22nd 2018
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That'll Be The Day
September 23rd 2018
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Freddie Kempf
October 7th 2018
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Neil Oliver
October 11th 2018
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Psychic Sally
October 12th 2018
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The Carpenters Story
October 13th 2018
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King of Pop
October 14th 2018
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Swan Lake
October 17th 2018
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Emerald Storm
October 18th 2018
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Bootleg Beatles
October 20th 2018
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Johnny Cash Roadshow
October 21st 2018
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Killer Queen
October 24th 2018
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Rock 'n' Roll Paradise
October 25th 2018
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ELO Again
October 27th 2018
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Abbamania
October 28th 2018
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10cc
October 30th 2018
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Flawless
November 1st 2018
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Show of Hands
November 2nd 2018
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Joe Lycett
November 3rd 2018
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World War I Commemoration
November 4th 2018
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An Evening Shared
November 6th 2018
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Ross Noble
November 7th 2018
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Lee Hurst
November 10th 2018
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With Bells On
November 16th 2018
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Be Bop A Lula
November 17th 2018
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Hello, Dolly!
November 20th 2018
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Sarah Millican
November 25th 2018
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Simon Reeve
November 27th 2018
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You Win Again
November 30th 2018
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Dylan Moran
December 1st 2018
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Nicola Benedetti
December 2nd 2018
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Sleeping Beauty
December 7th 2018
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Think Floyd
January 12th 2019
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Vivaldi and Piazzolla - The 8 Seasons
January 13th 2019
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Faith
January 18th 2019
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Bowie Experience
January 19th 2019
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The Chicago Blues Brothers
January 20th 2019
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Magic of Motown
February 2nd 2019
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Aleksandar Djermanović
February 3rd 2019
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Beyond the Barricade
February 14th 2019
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Let's Hang On
February 15th 2019
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The Rocket Man
March 2nd 2019
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Katherine Lacy
March 3rd 2019
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March 7th 2019
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Sun Records
March 8th 2019
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Taking Care of Elvis
March 22nd 2019
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Collabro
April 1st 2019
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Hooray for Hollywood
April 7th 2019
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Paul Merton's Impro Chums
April 8th 2019
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Julian Clary
May 18th 2019
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Get Ready
October 12th 2019
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The Simon & Garfunkel Story
November 8th 2019
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