May 4, 2017
From the earliest days of film, music has always been a powerful tool in the film-maker’s toolbox. Before technology was developed to record the actors’ voices on set, movies relied on the marriage of moving pictures and evocative music to engage the audience. Today, the presence or absence of a compelling musical score is still a major part of what makes or breaks a movie experience.
In the 22 years since Pixar released their first feature film (Toy Story), the studio has set a new standard, not only in computer animation as a visual medium, but in using every resource imaginable to tell memorable stories. To date, the scores and original songs composed for Pixar movies by Randy Newman, Patrick Doyle, Thomas Newman, and Michael Giacchino have won 10 Grammys and three Academy Awards. One could say they know what they’re doing in the music department.
As a new way to shine a light on the magic of movie music, Pixar is partnering with symphonies across the world for a live multi-media experience audiences will never forget.
While clips and montages from all of Pixar’s movies play on an 11’ x 20’ high-definition screen, selected music from those movies will be performed by a live symphony orchestra on stage, creating an immersive experience that highlights just how important music is to setting a scene.
At approximately two hours long, the performance is an excellent entry to the world of orchestral music for kids and adults who may still think of going to the symphony as a stuffy activity.
Catch Pixar In Concert performed by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra this Saturday, May 6 at Belk Theater.