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 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Not sure if this already has a thread?
A 60th Birthday Celebration will take place at the Barbican in London this December
1st. I think the composer will be in attendance.
The programme looks great but the capper will be a premiere performance of his latest
score Jack Ryan!
Can't wait.
Anyone else going.?

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 11:43 AM   
 By:   Gold Digger   (Member)

Not sure if this already has a thread?
A 60th Birthday Celebration will take place at the Barbican in London this December
1st. I think the composer will be in attendance.
The programme looks great but the capper will be a premiere performance of his latest
score Jack Ryan!
Can't wait.
Anyone else going.?


What is the programme and date?

Any chance of Grand Central from Carlitto's Way?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 12:04 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

http://www.barbican.org.uk/music/event-detail.asp?ID=14508

Here's a link...can't see Carlito's Way there!?

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 12:48 PM   
 By:   Tom Guernsey   (Member)

I'm going to this one and think it'll be another great evening. I'm mostly looking forward to hearing some music from Much Ado which remains my favourite Doyle score to date. Sure it'll be wonderful whatever though.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2013 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Well, this was a fine concert, if a tad too 'luvvie' for my personal tastes!! wink
The music was great, although I did zone out during Sense & Sensibility and Wah Wah (two Doyle scores I've never really cared for).
Everything else was spot-on. Here's the full programme..

The Picnic* & Overture from Much Ado... (*performed live by Emma Thompson)
In Pace from Hamlet (performed by LSO Chorus)
Main Title from Eragon
My Father's Favourite & Weep You No More* from Sense & Sense.. (*perf by Janis Kelly)
Harry In Winter & Potter's Waltz from HP Goblet/Fire
St Crispin's Day Speech & Non Nobis*.. from Henry V (*perf by LSO Chorus)
Faith of our Fathers* & Ryan, Mr President from Jack Ryan (*LSO Chorus)
Corarsik for Violin & Orchestra (classical work written for Emma Thompson's 50th birthday and very excellent)
My Thoughts Be Bloody* from Hamlet (*perf by Derek Jacobi)
I Find Your Love* from Calendar Girls (*perf by Doyle's two daughters = sung and son = piano)
Caesar's Home from ROTPOTA
Train Away from Wah Wah
Suite from Brave
Strike Up Pipers from Much Ado...

Encore ??? was to be The Creation from Frankenstein (we could clearly see the sheets in front of the players) but all the luvvies (onstage*) took their bows and skedaddled, taking the orchestra with them!! frown

It was a good concert and Doyle was mingling during the interval, chatting to anyone and everyone, like it was a low-key, laid-back get-together.
There was also a pre-concert interview and Q&A, which was a lotta fun. He always made himself available to fans who like having their CD booklets scribbled all over smile
He is a fun, bubbly and charming Scot who comes across as really nice and down to earth.

About Jack Ryan...the first piece was a sombre Russian requiem, recalling (ever so slightly) Hunt For Red October and the second piece will appeal to fans of Goldsmith's latter works and the thrilling bits from Doyle's own Thor and Apes.

*There were loads of other luvvies in the audience, sat right by us was Richard E Grant (who directed Wah Wah) and Alan Rickman was also about, so I imagine the swift exit was to lap up all the freebies at the after party !!!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Ever felt invisible?

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

Ever felt invisible?

Anyone know what happened to Kevin McGann? He used to be on these boards years ago but he seems to have disappeared of late.....

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 2:39 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Sounds like a fabulous concert, Kev. Doyle is a bit on/off for me, but when he's on, he's really ON! Wish I could have attended this, but it's only one out of a LONG list of film music concerts and events down on the continent and in the US that I've had to pass over this year (for economic reasons).

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 3:10 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Doyle is one of the few currently active composers for whose music I would eagerly attend a concert...

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2013 - 11:27 PM   
 By:   Tom Guernsey   (Member)

Ever felt invisible?

Haha, yup, on the same subject, but glad to see someone else enjoyed it! I liked the luvvie-fest I must admit, it just gave it a slightly different feel to a standard film music concert. My concert companions were not really familiar with Doyle's music but really enjoyed it and actually expressed preference for the Doyle concert compared to the Elfman/Burton as they felt the programming of the Doyle concert was a bit more balanced. I think they were just aimed at different audiences but I was a bit disappointed to discover that the Doyle concert wasn't sold out (although it did seem nearly sold out) and so little mention of it at FSM. Ho hum.

 
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