Feb. 24: Big Music in the Movies… and Knowing What to Steal

By on February 20, 2021

Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series

Christopher Palestrant returns to talk about music in the movies.

FREE | Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m.
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Come discover the movies’ greatest secret. Did you know that when George Lucas was directing Star Wars in 1977, he needed something new for his theme music? John Williams gave it to him: a trick taken from…  an opera written in 1869! His work resulted in one of the most popular and important film scores ever written.  Come discover connections Chris has found between movie scores and Romantic-era symphonic music and the effect it has on you when you go to the cinema.  Experience the second revolution in film scoring: it will change the way you watch movies forever!


March 25: For our Bryan Cultural Series March 25 performance they will be teaming up with the musical duo Coyote, Marcie Brenner and Lou Castro, to bring the finest music of Ocracoke to the stage.

May 15: ECU’s Four Seasons Chamber Music will return to the Outer Banks for a performance. This is a truly world-class quartet that performs compositions from the great masters of classical music as well as more modern pieces that the audience may not know as well.

August 22-29: We are particularly excited to for the 7th Annual Surf and Sounds Chamber Music Series as it returns to the Outer Banks the week of August 22-29. Performing in a number of venues, the quartet never fails to thrill our audiences.

October 10: We’re always on the lookout for the new, different and wonderful and we think James Hill on the ukulele is all those things. How many ukulele players would even try Hendrix’s Voodoo Child…and nail it. Hill will be on the Outer Banks for one show on Sunday, October 10. Put this one on your calendar and don’t miss it. There’s lots more in store this year from the Bryan Cultural Series as we welcome more old friends back to the Outer Banks.

October: Our final show of the season will be our 5th Annual Art Exhibition, this year featuring works of art in wood. The show will be held the month of October at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head.

The location and ticket availability for these events will be announced when known.   All the performances will be streamed live.  Visit our website for more details and sign up for our email notices to get the latest updates.  The web address is www.bryanculturalseries.org

Substantial support for this annual cultural offering of events is provided by Towne Bank of Currituck, Village Realty, Ramada Plaza Hotel of Kill Devil Hills and Hilton Garden Inn of Kitty Hawk.

The Bryan Cultural Series is a non-profit organization formed in 2012.  The board of directors is composed of nine community leaders dedicated to offering a series of high quality cultural events.  These events will include a variety of visual, literary and performing arts.  The board strives to glean from talent that has attained regional as well as national recognition to maintain a high standard.




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