WANT TO GO?
"And the Winner Is...Music of the Movies!"
Presented by the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
WHERE: The Clay Center
COST: Start at $12 for adults, $6 for children
INFO: 304-561-3570 or www.wvsymphony.orgCHARLESTON, W.Va. -- What do Maestro Grant Cooper and a great white shark with a taste for blood have in common?
Both know how to use music to get in your head.
The good news is you are safe with Cooper and the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. The Maestro wants to entertain and engage a wide audience on Friday and Saturday when he leads the symphony in an 8 p.m. Pops Series concert, "And the Winner Is...Music of the Movies!"
This concert features music from the movies -- with a twist. Cooper said over the years audiences have suggested some version of a film awards show as part of a performance. There was a clear interest in the fun of audience voting and having the music for a concert revealed only on the night it was played.
Anticipation and participation are what it's all about.
The winners will be announced by special guests including Kanawha County Delegate Doug Skaff Jr., Jessica Ralston and Brooks Jarosz of WSAZ, Jenny Murray of V100, Adam Kranson of ZMM Architects & Engineers and Captain Cab of C&H Taxi. Maestro Cooper will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.
The WVSO used two methods to collect votes to determine fans' favorite film scores in 11 categories: action, drama, horror, western, fantasy, romance, science fiction, sports, adventure, comedy and animated film. Three films were nominated in each category.