Barry Gray centenary concert

Evans, François (2008) Barry Gray centenary concert. [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

Barry Gray bequeathed to generations of TV viewers a creative legacy whose technical brilliance and inspiring creative sweep has become an enduring and integral part of our popular culture. From the child-like innocence of 'The Adventures of Twizzle' and 'Torchy the Battery Boy' to the epic excitement of ‘Stingray’, 'Thunderbirds', ‘Captain Scarlet', ‘Joe 90’, ‘UFO’ and ‘Space: 1999’, the musical ability of Barry Gray has subtly enriched the history of both the entertainment media, and our own personal recollections.

The one element that links all these programmes is one of Britain’s, and indeed the world’s most famous television producers: Gerry Anderson. Over a period of eighteen years Barry Gray scored music for a total of twelve of his television series, and four feature films. Gerry Anderson will be attending the concert as guest of honour, along with members of Barry’s family.

The programme will be performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra, which was founded in 1945 primarily as a recording orchestra, and is resident at South Bank Centre. It is made up of more than eighty musicians giving around forty concerts in London and over sixty concerts a year at its residencies and other venues around the UK. It is the world’s most recorded orchestra with over a thousand releases to its credit. Guest musicians will include composer-pianist Crispin Merrell (‘Space Precinct’, ‘Lavender Castle’ and ‘New Captain Scarlet’), Hammond organ player Pete Whittaker and from Paris, Pascale Rousse-Lacordaire (ondes Martenot).

Venue Details

  1. Barry Gray Centenary Concert
    • Location: Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre, London
    • Dates: 8/11/2008

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Keywords (uncontrolled): Barry Gray, film music, television music
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Music group
Item ID: 16991
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Depositing User: Francois Evans
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2015 11:13
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:35
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/16991

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