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Of Note: Fort Smith Symphony Goes Hollywood in Upcoming Season

The Fort Smith Symphony’s upcoming season promises film scores and more, but it’s not your average John Williams programming. Music Director John Jeter picked film scores of Hans Zimmer and Bernard Herrmann to take center stage.

“Now, there is a whole series of composers who have kind of taken over that mantel, and we wanted to kind of celebrate that different approach to film scoring,” Jeter says.

All but the more traditionally programmed opening concert will include 20th century music, most of which presents itself as film scores for movies such as Interstellar, Avatar and Pirates of the Caribbean.

The Fort Smith Symphony’s opening concert will feature pianist Drew Petersen on Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20. For their closing concert, the symphony will accompany a showing of the movie North by Northwest with a performance of the full film score by Bernard Herrmann.

Listen to the full interview between Jeter and Of Note’s Katy Henriksen with the streaming link above.

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