Hollywood 4: an Oscar-worthy performance

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

The musicians and choir of the OSQ gave an outstanding performance of Hollywood 4, featuring great film music composed for a symphony orchestra. Some 150 music-makers filled the stage at the Grand Théâtre.

What is a movie without music? Little more than a series of words, actions and scenes. But even in the era of silent movies, music was indispensable to the success of a film. A few measures of dramatic music implied danger, love, fear and more. And nowadays – imagine Jaws or Harry Potter without John Williams’ scores. Would these iconic films be as memorable?