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BRASS TRACKS: A Night at the Movies     

A unique partnership project between the Parc & Dare Band and Parc & Dare
Theatre, Treorchy, _Brass Tracks_ combines the skills of the Parc & Dare
Band, it's Musical Director Craig Roberts, silent film composer / pianist
Paul Shallcross and composer / orchestrator Leigh Phillips.

The project, which is supported by an Arts For All lottery grant from the
Arts Council of Wales and additional funding from Sgrin Cymru Wales, will
see the Parc & Dare perform a plethora of new arrangements of movie music
for brass band accompanied by a host of special theatrical effects and
sections of live film.

Alongside classic arrangements of favourite blockbuster movie themes such
as Gladiator, Harry Potter and The Lord of the Rings, Leigh Phillips, an
experienced theatre and film composer and former member of Parc & Dare,
has been commissioned to arrange a selection of new titles especially for
the Brass Tracks project including the themes from Spiderman, Supergirl, A
Beautiful Mind, Masada, and Jason & the Argonauts.

These themes, alongside various other titles, will be played out to a
backdrop of movie clips, images and special effects created specially for
the project by digital artist Simon Prothero in conjunction with Craig
Roberts, Leigh Phillips and the technicians of the Parc & Dare Theatre.
In addition to these contemporary blockbusters, audience members will also
be launched back in time with the compositions of expert silent film
pianist/composer Paul Shallcross who has worked with Parc & Dare and Craig
Roberts to transcribe his own compositions for brass band to accompany the
silent films of early twentieth-century Welsh film pioneer William Haggar.
Also appearing in Brass Tracks will be vocalist Natalya Romaniw, a student
at Swansea's Gorseinon College, who has recently secured a place to study
at the Guildhall School of Music (London). Through the course of the
evening Natalya will be performing David Arnold's Surrender, Gollum's Song
(from Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers), A Beautiful Mind, and May it Be
(from Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring).

Undoubtedly one of the most innovative and original projects for band seen
in recent years, following it_s premiere performance at the Welsh Brass
Arts Festival, the show will undertake a brief tour of a number of other
venues including Ystradgynlais' The Welfare, Swansea's Taliesin Arts
Centre and Leicestershire's Loughborough Town Hall.
Tickets for Brass Tracks can be purchased from the box offices of the
various venues as outlined below:

Parc & Dare Theatre, Treorchy (Friday June 10th) 01443 773112
The Welfare, Ystradgynlais (Thursday June 16th) 01639 843163
Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea (Friday June 17th) 01792 602060
Loughborough Town Hall (Saturday June 18th) 01509 231914

Further information about this and other Parc & Dare projects can be found
on the band_s website:

Judi Hughes, Venue Development Manager, Parc & Dare Theatre
01443 775654 / Email:

Craig Roberts, Musical Director, Parc & Dare Band; Artistic Director,
Welsh Brass Arts Festival
07901 991013 ./ Email:

Box Office details:

Fri 10 June Parc & Dare Theatre, Treorchy 01443 773112
Thu 16 June The Welfare, Ystradgynlais 01639 843163
Fri 17 June Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea 01792 602060
Sat 18 June Loughborough Town Hall, Leics 01509 231914
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