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MasterSeries 4 - BABE

The year's final MasterSeries performance from the Darwin Symphony Orchestra (DSO) sees a beloved movie return to the big screen. It is hard to believe that Babe first came to life 21 years ago, as this story of a little pig with big dreams still remains a popular favourite.

By Chelsea Heaney.

With the film playing on the big screen, the magical soundtrack is brought to life by the DSO – in a performance of the film’s score adapted especially for the concert hall – under the baton of Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Matthew Wood.

“I really wanted to program something for the whole family to end our 2016 MasterSeries. Babe is a family classic and the music is utterly charming. The scoring and orchestration are masterful and provide a stunning soundtrack to this absolutely delightful film. This is certainly an event for the whole family and we can’t wait to share this with everyone in celebration of the film’s 21st birthday,” said Wood.

Nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and winning Best Visual Effects, this wholesome tale has become a household name. With original music by Australian composer Nigel Westlake, the film’s score cleverly incorporates music by Leo Delibes, Richard Rodgers, Gabriel Fauré, Georges Bizet and Camille Saint-Saëns’ famous Organ Symphony – making this a performance to suit all tastes and ages.

As such, this is a special matinee performance by the DSO. Escape the Wet season heat with this magical afternoon for the entire family.

Click here for the event listing.

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