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A Night at the Movies With the Seattle Symphony

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The Seattle Symphony will perform the soundtracks to Casablanca and The Wizard of Oz while the films are projected on-screen above the stage. Northwest conductor and film score specialist Adam Stern will lead the Orchestra in two presentations of each movie; each night will include one 20-minute intermission and the full-length film with dialogue.

“Here’s looking at you, kid.”  The 1942 film Casablanca won three Academy Awards — including Best Picture — The star-studded drama features Humphrey Bogart in his first romantic lead role, and leading-lady Ingrid Bergman. Some of the more memorable songs from Casablanca include  “As Time Goes By,” “It Had to be You,” “Shine,” “Avalon,” and “Perfidia.”

“I’ll get you, my pretty.”  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is MGM’s 1939 American musical—and family favorite—The Wizard of Oz , starring Judy Garland.  Songs you’ll remember from the movie include:  “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead,” “If I Only Had a Brain,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard,” and the Academy Award-winning ballad “Over the Rainbow.”

Performances of Casablanca will take place Wednesday, July 6, at 7:30pm and Friday, July 8, at 8 pm; performances of The Wizard of Oz will take place on Thursday, July 7, at 7:30pm and Saturday, July 9, at 7pm at Benaroya Hall. Tickets are available from $17 to $90.

Tickets  can be purchased by calling the Seattle Symphony Ticket Office at 206.215.4747 or toll-free at 866.833.4747, ordering online at http://www.seattlesymphony.org, or visiting the Seattle Symphony Ticket Office in Benaroya Hall.

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