The Silver Screen will come to life on Saturday at a special Waxahachie Symphony Association Pops Concert featuring music from the movies.  Performing some of the greatest music ever written for the big screen, the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra will explore the important role music plays in setting the scene and telling a story via the medium of film.

“Music from the movies is a great way to introduce new audiences to the symphony,” said WSA President Sherry Dyess.  “Often the audience recognizes music from the movies as some of the first orchestral pieces they heard as children.”

Called “One of Fort Worth’s best kept secrets!” the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra will play memorable pieces from 2001: A Space Odyssey, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Godfather, Downton Abbey and Lord of the Rings. 

The suspense, the horror, the romance, and the excitement – great music makes the movies we love unforgettable.  Often dubbed as “contemporary classical music,” movie music has been heard by more people than any other orchestral music in history. 

Since 1979, Waxahachie has been privileged to have the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra come and perform the same musical programs that they play in Bass Hall.  We look forward to their 37th performance on April 2.  Other outstanding programs scheduled for the season include Bradley Welch – Organist, and the Baylor University Jazz Band – with a special appearance by the WHS Jazz Band. 

The Waxahachie Symphony Association brings beautiful music to Waxahachie that is within the reach of every person due to affordable tickets and free performances throughout the year.  Season Ticket prices are: Family $125, Adult $65, Senior Family $95, and Seniors $50.  Individual concert tickets are: Adults $20, and College Students $8. Children are always free. Tickets are available online at waxahachiesymphony.org.

The WSA Pops Concert will be held at the SAGU Hagee Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday.