Levon Parikian guest conductor

Butterworth Banks of Green Willow
Ravel Le Tombeau de Couperin
Rossi The Battle of the Somme, with silent film

A unique programme of music influenced by World War I opens the season. After being commissioned by the Imperial War Museum to write a score for the poignant 1916 film Battle of the Somme, contemporary British composer Laura Rossi’s work will be performed to accompany a screening of the film.

‘You cannot deny the power of this score; Laura Rossi very adeptly creates an emotional picture through impressive orchestral writing which is at once colourful, honourable, celebratory and moving." Michael Beek, Music from the Movies

6.30pm Free pre-concert talk with composer Laura Rossi and Dr Toby Haggith from the Imperial War Museum

Film Music Masterclass by Laura Rossi

4.30pm
Saturday 12 November
Garden Suite, De Montfort Hall

Film composer Laura Rossi is taking aone-hour film music masterclassaimed at musicians, film makers and those who are just interested in film music.

Laura will talk about the process of writing film music using examples from films she has scored including London to Brighton, The Cottage, Silent Shakespeare and The Battle of the Somme.

Laura is currently the course tutor in Music for Film at the London Film Academy. For more details please see her website www.laurarossi.com

To book a place either emaillaura@laurarossi.com or turn up on the day. The cost is 10 per person.








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