The brilliant scores of today’s film and video game music provide a gateway in to a broader world of classical music for many people. We’re excited to be collaborating with UWE to further explore this relationship, and have an impressive line-up of music to showcase it!

Little Orpheus has received particular recognition for its score as finalist for Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition at the D.I.C.E awards and finalist for the Best Original Composition in Gaming at the Music-Sound awards. And who can forget the instantly recognisable soundtrack to Elmer Bernstein’s The Magnificent Seven; music that must be one of the most emotive western themes ever written, and the ever-popular soundtrack to Chicken Run will also feature.

Attendees have the opportunity to work alongside composer Jim Fowler on his epic score to Little Orpheus and rehearse with our hosts the UWE Bristol Orchestra; as well as work alongside professional musicians from the BSO, with sectionals led by our players.

Jamie Harris, BSO Participate Manager, said:

“We’re excited to be working closely with the University of the West of England (UWE) for this special event celebrating film and game music. Come along to immerse yourself in an exciting day of music-making!”

The course takes place on Sunday 24 April at 11am and booking is possible via our website here . If you’d like to take part you need to be aged 16+ and have some experience at playing in an ensemble or orchestra (around grade 6+). The event is free for all Centre of Music members and only £15 for non-members.