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Experience The Spirit Of Film Score

Experience The Spirit Of Film Score

Presented by Cloud 9 in support of Cloud 9 Children's Foundation

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert of music from the movies, on April 16 at the Michael Fowler Centre, including music from the recent hit film Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Utu (music from the acclaimed soundtrack to the NZ movie starring Bruno Lawrence) and West Side Story, culminating in Raymond Thompson's Spirit Symphony, inspired by the "spiritual and elemental that's in every one of us", and with reference to his internationally successful television series, The Tribe. 'Spirit' is also inspired by those touched by Asperger Syndrome, a neurological developmental described as a form of genius because of the tendency for individuals to devlop and nurture their 'special interests' can result in great achievement. Raymond Thompson has recently been diagnosed as having Asperger Syndrome.

The Cloud 9 Children's Foundation is a registered charity set up to assist those touched by Aspergers and help society understand them - and for them to understand society in an easier way. History records that several high profile people have had Aspergers from Bill Gates, to Orson Wells, Mozart to, even, Einstein.

The 'Spirit Symphony' also reflects the isolation, loneliness, triumph, darkness and despair, along with the eccentricity and joy associated with Aspergers. A manifestation of the condition in the music so that someone might hear what it is, even if they do not understand what it is, and can only see on the surface what it is.

The event will be attended by stars of stage, screen and the sporting world, all supporting a very worthwhile charitable cause. So rub shoulders with the celebrities and nourish your own Spirit by being there.


Presented by Cloud 9 in support of the Cloud 9 Children's Foundation

The NZSO performs a colourful orchestral programme of well-known music from the movies Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Utu, and West Side Story, culminating in the premiere of Raymond Thompson's Spirit Symphony which was inspired by the "spiritual and elemental that's in every one of us".

Kenneth Young conductor Sarah Lineham soprano The Spirit Choir

PROGRAMME John Williams Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone - Suite for Orchestra

John Charles Utu - Suite for Orchestra (music from the acclaimed soundtrack to the NZ movie starring Bruno Lawrence)

Bernstein West Side Story - Symphonic Dances

Raymond Thompson Spirit Symphony

Wednesday 16 April 2002 at 7pm Michael Fowler Centre

Tickets: $25 - $35 plus concessions A service fee may apply Bookings at Ticketek 04 384 3840 Information: 0800 479 674

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