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Take in the musical magic of River City Brass' 'Blockbusters'

| Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, 9:00 p.m.

John Williams gives Indiana Jones some of his swagger and Elmer Bernstein helped turn seven rather low-life cowboys into a magnificent team.

Music helps films in a large way and River City Brass will take listeners on a filmscape in its “Blockbusters” series that opens Oct. 5 at Linton Middle School in Penn Hills.

The series will include the music of some of the most famous soundtrack composers. Besides Williams and Bernstein, the concerts will feature the music of Franz Waxman (“Taras Bulba”), Max Steiner (“Gone With the Wind”), Jerry Goldsmith (“Patton” and “MacArthur”). Ennio Morricone (“The Good, The Bad and the Ugly”). Even well-known songs from non-film giants will have a role, such as Elton John's “The Circle of Life” from “The Lion King.”

All concerts begin 7:30 p.m.

Besides Linton, music will be Oct. 6 at Carson Middle School, McCandless; Oct. 7 at the Palace Theatre, Greensburg; Oct. 10 at Upper St Clair High School; Oct. 12 at Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland.

Admission: $21-$41. Details: 800-292-7222 or rivercitybrass.org.

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