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Escape to the Movies: The History of Music in Film

March 24 @ 7:00 pm 9:30 pm MDT

You won’t want to miss Escape to the Movies: The History of Music in Film. 

On March 24th, your Fort Collins Symphony will take a deep dive into music from the silent era to today’s blockbusters with a live performance.


Friday, March 24, 2023
7:00 PM
~120 Minutes plus intermission


Timberline Church Auditorium
2908 S Timberline Rd.
Fort Collins, CO 80525


$32 adult, $12 student/child
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All FCS events are ADA and wheelchair accessible to ensure an inclusive experience for all attendees.

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Audience members dressed up at
our “Escape to the Dungeon” Halloween concert

Hear music from:

  • – The Wizard of Oz
  • – Lord of the Rings
  • – Star Wars
  • – Felix the Cat
  • – Indiana Jones
  • – West Side Story
  • – James Bond: 007
  • – Mission Impossible
  • – 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • – and more!

Join members of Fort Collins Comic Con and dress as your favorite movie characters.

Weapons are not allowed, but you can make and take home a mini glowstick lightsaber courtesy of Fort Collins Comic Con.

Blog: “Lights, Camera, Symphony: How Music Shaped Films”

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What movie is complete
without popcorn?

From the dawn of cinema to the present day, music has played a crucial role in enhancing the storytelling and emotional impact of films. As we prepare for our upcoming concert, “Escape to the Movies: The History of Music in Film,” join us in exploring the fascinating history of film music, its evolution, and its lasting impact on the cinematic experience.

Setting the Scene: Silent Films and Live Accompaniment

During the silent film era, live music accompanied screenings to provide emotional context and enhance the overall experience. Music played a vital role in setting the mood, narrating the story, and keeping the audience engaged.

Pianists, organists, or even small orchestras would perform the score live in the theater, improvising or following a compiled score that combined classical compositions, popular tunes, and original pieces. Musicians would receive cue sheets detailing the film’s action to help them sync their performance with the on-screen events.

Read more…

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Supporting Sponsors and Businesses:

Audiology Group of Northern Colorado
Gwen Hatchette and Mark Goldrich
Holiday Twin Drive-In
Sage Benefit Advisors, Tim Hebert
Nancy and Denis Symes
Timberline Church
Paul Wood Florist

Season Sponsors:

Arts Without End Foundation

Dr. David and Alison Dennis

Dr. Ed Siegel

Dr. Peter Springberg

Season 23-24 “Then & Now” is dedicated in loving memory of John Roberts.

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The Lyric Cinema
Colorado Creative Industires
National Endowment for the Arts - wide

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