Assembly Hall Theatre

RTWSO: Hooray for Hollywood

Music from the Movies
Conductor: Roderick Dunk

Our final concert this season is a celebration of the wonderful scores (many awardwinning) that Hollywood composers have written for some of our most popular films. Whilst the films themselves will be very well known and much of the music familiar, the names of the composers may be less recognisable, so this concert is a chance to give them proper credit.

Our programme will include music by composers such as John Williams, who provided scores for the Harry Potter films, Indiana Jones, Star Wars and Schindler’s List. Other music will include scores by Miklós Rózsa (Ben Hur), Maurice Jarre (Lawrence of Arabia), Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future), Erich Korngold (The Sea Hawk), Nino Rota (The Godfather), Danny Elfman (the Batman films) and others.

All these composers wrote a great deal of music for the Silver Screen and some, like Korngold, also had notable careers writing ‘serious’ music. Most Hollywood composers were American but Korngold came originally from Austria and we will of course include our own John Barry who provided music for Out of Africa and many of the James Bond films.

Movie scores have often been vital to the box office success of a film and our concert is a tribute to a group of composers whose skill and musicianship is often overlooked.

Conductor: Roderick Dunk

Roderick Dunk is one of Britain’s most versatile conductors, with a repertoire ranging from the Symphonic, through  Opera and Ballet to Musical Theatre, Film and Light Orchestral music. The many British orchestras he conducts have included the Hallé Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Manchester Camerata, the Northern Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the CBSO, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, the Orchestra of Opera North, the Royal Northern Sinfonia and Sinfonia Viva. For 25 years, Roderick was a frequent guest conductor with the BBC Concert Orchestra for the BBC’s “Friday Night is Music Night” and during that time conducted around 200 broadcasts and concerts with the orchestra.

Abroad he has conducted the RTE Concert Orchestra in Dublin, the MDR Chamber Orchestra in Leipzig, the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in Norway, Sinfonia Lahti in Finland, the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra. His studio and recording work has also been broad and varied, covering all styles from the standard symphonic repertoire with the LSO, to the last ever recordings of the world renowned Harmonica virtuoso Larry Adler for Decca Records in 1999 and more recently the album “a Christmas Cornucopia” with Annie Lennox.

A prolific arranger and orchestrator, his work is performed by orchestras and artists all over the world.

Roderick is the RTWSO’s Music Director & Principal Conductor.




What's On?

Sleeping Beauty
December 12th 2018
Until January 2nd 2019
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Ice Skating
December 12th 2018
Until January 3rd 2019
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Parent & Toddler Ice Skating
December 12th 2018
Until January 2nd 2019
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Think Floyd
January 12th 2019
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Vivaldi and Piazzolla
January 13th 2019
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Faith
January 18th 2019
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Bowie Experience
January 19th 2019
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The Chicago Blues Brothers
January 20th 2019
Until January 20th 2019
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TEDx
January 26th 2019
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Celebration of Dvořák
January 27th 2019
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Magic of Motown
February 2nd 2019
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RTWSO: Aleksandar Djermanović
February 3rd 2019
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Caroline's Kitchen
February 5th 2019
Until February 9th 2019
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Beyond the Barricade - 20th Anniversary Tour
February 14th 2019
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Let's Hang On
February 15th 2019
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The Rocket Man
March 2nd 2019
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RTWSO: Katherine Lacy
March 3rd 2019
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Arrival
March 7th 2019
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Sun Records
March 8th 2019
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Banff Mountain Film Festival
March 9th 2019
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Brendan Cole Live: Show Man
March 10th 2019
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Cat in the Hat
March 12th 2019
Until March 16th 2019
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Someone Like You
March 20th 2019
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Dire Straits UK
March 21st 2019
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Taking Care of Elvis
March 22nd 2019
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Alice in Wonderland
March 24th 2019
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Collabro
April 1st 2019
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Here Come The Girls
April 3rd 2019
Until April 3rd 2019
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RTWSO: Hooray for Hollywood
April 7th 2019
Until April 7th 2019
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Paul Merton's Impro Chums
April 8th 2019
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Michael Starring Ben
April 12th 2019
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The Drifters
April 13th 2019
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Puccini: Messa di Gloria
April 14th 2019
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That'll Be The Day
April 16th 2019
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The Jungle Book
April 19th 2019
Until April 21st 2019
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Rhod Gilbert
April 28th 2019
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The Ladyboys of Bangkok
April 30th 2019
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Legally Blonde The Musical
May 7th 2019
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Les Musicals
May 13th 2019
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Luther
May 16th 2019
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The Summer of Love
May 17th 2019
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Julian Clary
May 18th 2019
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Rumours of Fleetwood Mac
May 19th 2019
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Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra
May 22nd 2019
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The Illegal Eagles
May 24th 2019
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Ruby Wax
May 25th 2019
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Walk Right Back
May 26th 2019
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Kevin Clifton in Burn The Floor
May 31st 2019
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The Counterfeit Stones
June 1st 2019
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My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty
June 8th 2019
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An Evening with Sir Ranulph Fiennes
June 14th 2019
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Jimmy Carr
June 15th 2019
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The Tiger Who Came To Tea
June 27th 2019
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James Acaster
July 11th 2019
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Dreamboys
August 24th 2019
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Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors
October 3rd 2019
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Horrible Histories: Awful Egyptians
October 3rd 2019
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Henning Wehn
October 10th 2019
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Get Ready
October 12th 2019
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Ben Elton Live
October 28th 2019
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Kevin Bloody Wilson
November 4th 2019
Until November 4th 2019
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The Simon & Garfunkel Story
November 8th 2019
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