George Fenton Q&A to kick off LSO concert at Barbican

blue planet 3By Ray Bennett

LONDON – Director Stephen Frears will join composer George Fenton for a conversation with film music expert Tommy Pearson ahead of the London Symphony Orchestra concert of Fenton’s movie scores at the Barbican on Sunday.

The Q&A begins in the Fountain Room, Barbican Level 0, at 6:15 p.m. with the concert starting at 7:30. The concert will feature Fenton conducting his great music for the hit BBC natural history series “Planet Earth” and “The Blue Planet” and films such as Frears’ “Dangerous Liaisons” and “Mrs. Henderson Presents”, and Richard Attenborough’s beautiful “Shadowlands”.

In 2002, Fenton put on shows in London and Los Angeles that combined images from the “Blue Planet” documentary with an orchestra playing his music. I wrote about one that took place in Hyde Park, where I took the photo above. See my review here


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