It was roughly 100 years ago that motion pictures were first produced, and The Royal National College of Music is celebrating this century of cinema with a special, one-off concert. (Films didn’t actually have their own music until the late 1920s, but let’s not let that spoil the enjoyment.) Taking place in late February, the event will see the college’s students perform famous orchestral pieces, such as Barber’s ‘Adagio for Strings’ from Platoon. Other classical favourites will include Richard Strauss’s ‘Also sprach Zarathustra’ from 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Dukas’ ‘The Sorcerer’s Apprentice’ from Fantasia. It won’t all be such highbrow works; you’ll also get to hear themes from Grease, Toy Story and The Wizard of Oz. This is a fundraising event, and all the proceeds will be split between two charities: Save the Children Syria, and the college’s roof garden fund.

Fri 24 Feb, Royal Northern College of Music, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9RD, Tel: 0161 907 5200, 7.30pm – 10.00pm, £10,

Fri 24 Feb
A. James Simpkin
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Sun 19 Feb 2017