On Saturday, January 13th at 8pm, the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra will perform John Williams's score to the classic film, "Raiders of the Lost Ark" while the movie is shown on the big screen. Resident conductor, James Fellenbaum will lead the symphony in performing the epic score. In this interview with Morning Concert host, Melony Dodson, Maestro Fellenbaum discusses how exactly this challenging feat will be achieved and also about John Williams's style in general. What makes his music so memorable? How does the soundtrack impact the film? Can film music be considered "classical" music?
Additionally, Maestro Fellenbaum will present a lecture on these topics and more (along with auditory examples) Thursday afternoon (January 11th) at 12:40pm. Held in Powell Recital Hall in the Natalie Haslam Music Center, located on the UT campus, this event is free and open to the public. More information about the concert can be found online at www.knoxvillesymphony.com