Enjoy movie music magic with the Halle

You can see The Halle at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall later this year for an evening entitled Oscars For Orchestra.

On Thursday, October 30, from 7.30pm, the Manchester-based, highly acclaimed orchestra, conducted by Stephen Bell, will perform extracts from some of the great film scores.

Behind every great movie there is a great film score and this blockbuster concert will aim to bring together some of the finest ever written.

Thrilling quests, epic romances and expansive panoramas - they’re all here in this spectacular evening, all lit up by the legendary sound of The Halle.

The concert includes John Williams’s thrilling music for Star Wars, plus Titanic by James Horner, Korngold’s barnstorming score for the 1938 movie The Adventures Of Robin Hood, Maurice Jarre’s sweeping music from Lawrence Of Arabia, plus more John Williams in the form of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Schindler’s List and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

You can also enjoy orchestral excerpts from Richard Rodgers’s score for The Sound Of Music, plus Miklos Rosza’s Ben Hur, Hans Zimmer’s Gladiator and Howard Shore’s The Lord Of The Rings.

Tickets for the concert are £15-£35 (family ticket £50).

Call the box office for ticket availability on 0115 9895555 or go online to www.trch.co.uk

Before that, on October 14, The Halle will be at the Royal Concert Hall to perform Brahms’s First Piano Concerto, Wagner’s Flying Dutchman Overture and Sibelius’s Fifth Symphony.

n The Sunday Morning Piano Series will return to Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall later this year with recitals given by five leading instrumentalists.

The hour-long recitals some of the most exciting piano players around.

The season kicks off on Sunday, October 19, from 11am, with Anna Federova performing works by Beethoven, Chopin, Medtner and Rachmaninov.

The second recital is on November 16.

Ji Liu will be the guest performer, playing works by the likes of Rzewski, Schubert, Gershwin and Gounod.

After that, there will be a visit from Denes Varjon for the first recital of 2015, taking place on January 25.

On the programme will be piano works by Chopin, Janacek and Robert Schumann.

Mark Bebbington will pay a visit on Sunday, February 22.

His recital includes Beethoven’s Sonata In F Minor, Op 57, ‘Appassionata’, John Ireland’s three London Pieces and two works by Chopin: the Nocturne In F Major Op. 15 No 1, and the Scherzo In B Flat Minor.

Finally, the season of recitals concludes on Sunday, March 22. The performance is by Ingris Jacoby with pieces by Mozart, Chopin and Brahams.

Tickets are £10, including coffee/tea/fruit juice and cake. Call 0115 9895555.