Instead of watching "Lord of the Rings," "Chicago" or "Gladiator," Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra will re-create the films' music with an 84-member orchestra.
The orchestra's spring concert "Lights! Camera! Music!" will be Sunday in Sexson Auditorium at Pasadena City College. The performance will feature music from film genres including action, historical adventures, space odysseys, comedies and musicals.
The orchestra has a more than 50-year tradition for students in 10th grade through college. Members live throughout Southern California, and many are from La Cañada, Glendale and Burbank. More than 30 schools are represented in the orchestra.
Orchestra members will perform movie scores, a concept parents and music coaches were interested in. Each orchestra coach chose a piece to conduct for the final concert of the year.
"Robin Hood Prince of Thieves," "The Pink Panther" and "The Children of Sanchez" are some of the highlighted songs. Musicians will perform Richard Strauss' "Also sprach Zarathustra" from the film "2001: A Space Odyssey," said Jo Stoup, conductor of the orchestra.