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Saturday, May 23, 2009

5-24: Music at the Movies

Posted By on Sat, May 23, 2009 at 9:00 AM

415a/1242767146-brando.jpgConductor Richard Kaufman has made movie music his specialty. He won a Grammy in 1993 for his album Symphonic Hollywood, featuring the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra. He’s led a program called Music at the Movies with the Chicago Symphony for five years. And he’s the principal pops conductor for no less than three ensembles — the Pacific Symphony, the Dallas Symphony and the Florida Orchestra. He comes to Severance Hall today to lead the Cleveland Orchestra for the first time. They’ll perform a program of film music featuring familiar themes from Casablanca, Ben-Hur, To Kill a Mockingbird and The Godfather. They’ll even hang one of those big screens over the orchestra so they can show scenes from the movies. Showtime is 3 p.m. at Severance Hall (11001 Euclid Ave., 216.231.1111). Tickets: $32-$83. — Michael Gill

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