DANBURY — People of a certain age may remember sitting in front of the TV as a kid, anticipating the next episode of "The Lone Ranger" as its star shouted "Hi-Yo, Silver!"
The show’s classic theme music, drawn from the "William Tell Overture" by Gioachino Rossini, provided a hero’s crescendo.
Music always played a key role in movies and television, and now it does in video games, too.
Fittingly, on June 14 at 7:30 p.m., the Danbury Symphony Orchestra will open CityCenter’s Summer Concerts on the Green series with a pop music program called "Heroes & Villains." The program will evoke then-and-now moments from the fictitious worlds of Superman, James Bond, Star Wars, Halo and Angry Birds.
The symphony will be led by its conductor, Ariel Rudiakov, noted for his extensive appearances worldwide as both conductor and violist, as well as for being a founding member of the New York Piano Quartet and the String Orchestra of New York City.
The Danbury Symphony Orchestra is a group of volunteer, avocational musicians playing under professional direction and dedicated to performing classical and contemporary music at the highest possible level.
New performers are welcome to join and may contact the Danbury Music Centre at 203-748-1716.
CityCenter Danbury’s Summer Concerts on the Green will continue throughout the season with these scheduled headliners:
July 11: Eugene Nobbs & the NuCullers
July 12: Back to the Garden 1969
July 18: Blues Buddah
July 19: Streets of the Bronx.
July 20: Random Compassion Act II, a benefit for Anne’s Place cancer services.
July 25: Base Camp
July 26: In Harmony
Aug. 1: Roxy Perry
Aug. 2: Limelight — A Tribute to Rush
Aug. 8: Sister Funk
Aug. 9: Take 6
Aug. 14: Danbury Drum Corps
Aug. 15: Mad Satta
Aug. 16: Jai-Ho Indian Festival
Aug. 21: West Afrikan Drumming
Aug. 22: Otis and the Hurricanes
Aug. 23: Gunsmoke
The summer series will culminate Sept. 6 and 7 with Taste of Greater Danbury.
For more information, call 203-792-1711 or visit citycenterdanbury.com.Tags: concert, movie, music, television, tv