Muzland.info on Facebook

News

February, 20

Orchestral role for actor Crook

 
 
 
Orchestral role for actor Crook

Mackenzie Crook is taking the plunge with his first foray into classical music - narrating the Prokofiev children's classic Peter And The Wolf.

The 40-year-old actor, who shot to fame as nerdy manager Gareth in The Office, will perform with the Aurora Orchestra from the stage of the Royal Festival Hall in April.

He follows in the footsteps of David Bowie, Sir Sean Connery, and Dame Edna Everage, who have all performed or recorded the narrator role.

Crook, who has just had his debut children's novel nominated for a book award, said: "Peter And The Wolf was my favourite piece of music when I was a child and narrating this will bring back a lot of memories. I have always thought that Prokofiev's idea of matching instruments and characters is pure genius and I am thrilled to be part of this."

Gillian Moore, Southbank Centre's head of classical music, said: "Peter And The Wolf is a miniature masterpiece which has the power to be reinvented with every generation."

Crook - who plays Ragetti in the Pirates Of The Caribbean films - will be narrating a script which incorporates specially-commissioned poetry from Simon Armitage.

The Southbank Centre will also be showing the Oscar-winning animated 2006 film Peter And the Wolf.

Peter And The Wolf will be shown at London's Southbank Centre over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

 

Source: music.uk.msn.com
Added by AutoAdmin
690 views

February, 21

Sir Tom Jones and Stereophonics' cover of Mama Told Me (Not To Come) has been voted the nation's favourite Brit Awards duet.

February, 21

Sir Elton John shocked a teenage musician by calling her out of the blue and asking her to perform at one of his shows.

February, 21

Chris Brown and Rihanna are back together, musically speaking.

February, 20

A black velvet dress that belonged to Whitney Houston is to be sold at auction.

February, 20

Blur star Alex James says there is a feeling that the band may be about to take their "last bow", ahead of their reunion at the Brits.

February, 20

Mackenzie Crook is taking the plunge with his first foray into classical music - narrating the Prokofiev children's classic Peter And The Wolf.

February, 20

Gary Barlow is to be a father for the fourth time.

February, 20

Three of Whitney Houston's best-known hits are back in the UK's top 40 following the star's death.

February, 20

The line-up for this year's Teenage Cancer Trust concerts has been announced and people will be able to choose between 1990s indie rock, current chart toppers and stand-up comedy.

February, 19

Whitney Houston has reached her final resting place.

1 2 3 4 5
6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 all
  1. Guitar Chords
  2. News 2012
  3. February
  4. Orchestral role for actor Crook