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Legendary composer George Fenton to host gala music night

April 16th, 2013 by Big Phil Comments

This Wednesday Evening, 17th April at 8pm, George Fenton, will be holding an evening celebrating his immense talent and work in television and films.

The BAFTA Winning and Oscar Nominated composer will be sharing some of his fondest career memories and highlights with host Tim Burden on Wednesday 17th April in the Braid Arts Centre (tickets here). The Braid Film Theatre’s An Evening with George Fenton will provide the audience with a relaxed conversational two hours filled with music and film, certainly a unique event as part of the 2013 Ballymena Arts Festival.

With clips from the films and television shows he has worked on, including Gandhi, Cry Freedom, Shadowlands, Groundhog Day and Frozen Planet, George’s work spans many decades and genres. Fans will also recognise other films scores he has composed and conducted such as Dangerous Liaisons, Memphis Belle and Interview with the Vampire to name but a few.

From his work with both David and Richard Attenborough, John Cleese and David Puttnam to his work on some of Hollywood’s best loved films. George will also play some of his music on piano and give a little insight into what life is like as a world-class composer.

Followers of FTN will already know how big an enthusiast I am when it comes to film scores and George Fenton is most certainly among the best and I am personally looking forward to this evening.

But don’t worry if you can’t make it, as I will be writing a review of the evening and perhaps even a brief interview with The Maestro himself!

For more information on tickets, travel and venue, please visit here.

Look out for my interview with George coming exclusively to FTN soon.

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I arrived on Earth in 1977 and have virtually devoted my entire existence to cult films, television programmes and cartoons. I am a very big fan of Star Wars and Star Trek; I may struggle with foreign languages but I can order live Gagh in Klingon! I’m the Nerd that knows the trivia but I’m hopeless at sport!