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Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra to perform musical score at Home Alone screenings

One of the most popular Christmas films is getting the classical music treatment this weekend.

That's because the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra is performing at a screening of the holiday comedy classic Home Alone at the Jubilee Friday  night at 7:30 p.m., then again Saturday at a 2:30 p.m. matinee.

The symphony is performing John Williams' musical score live as the film unreels on a giant screen.

When asked why Home Alone, CPO President and CEO Marc Stevens told CTV News anchor Ian White it's pretty much a no-brainer.

"It's probably obvious," Stevens said. "It's such a Christmas movie, it's a classic, and all the family can enjoy it."

The Home Alone screenings are just one of a number of concerts the symphony is performing around town, Stevens said.

They recently performed at Seton and Rocky Ridge YMCAs, and are performing a sold-out show at Grace Presbyterian Church as well as different Brookfield buildings.

The musical outreach efforts are the symphony's way to nurture and build a new generation of classical music lovers, which takes him back to the appeal of having the CPO perform the musical score to Home Alone.

"(Composer) John Williams is an absolute master," Stevens said. "But it's also the first time a lot of kids will engage with an orchestra.

CPO President and CEO Marc Stevens says performing the musical score to Home Alone is way to introduce young audiences to classical music.

"It (watching a film with a real orchestra performing the music) brings an extra live element to it (the experience)," he said. "It's very carefully done in the Jubilee so that everybody can hear what they're supposed to hear."

On May 18 and 19, the CPO will perform the musical score of The Black Panther at the Jubilee.

Tickets are available to see Home Alone Friday at 7:30 p.m. or Saturday at 2:30 p.m. on the CPO website. Top Stories

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