The Rob Landes Trio will be making its 13th appearance at The Grand 1894 Opera House — Texas’ “official” opera house at 2020 Postoffice St. in Galveston.
The group will revisit its music concert “Music from the Movies,” which they first performed at The Grand in 2004, at a special matinee performance at 4 p.m. Sunday.
“Over the Rainbow,” “Laura” and “As Time Goes By,” will be some of the songs featured at the Hollywood-themed show.
“This time around we are going to show some scenes from a couple of movies without the music, and then we will play the music under the same scene, and you’ll see the dramatic difference the music makes as it ‘speaks’ for the film,” Landes said. “The first scene is the famous ‘unmasking’ scene from Lon Chaney’s 1925 classic, ‘The Phantom of the Opera.’ We’ll show it silent, and then again with the underscoring. It makes such a difference!”
Attendees will get to see how important a musical background is to a film and watch the scenes come to life when the Rob Landes Trio adds music to the filmed scene.
“The second scene we’ll show will be from Steven Spielberg’s 1982 masterpiece, ‘ET,’” Landes said. “We’ll show the scene where the boys suddenly take flight on their bicycles. Again, we’ll show it silent, and then we will play John William’s thrilling music under the scene. Then we’ll explore some of the Academy Award winning songs from the past and we’ll also play some of the nominated songs that lost. (Some of the losers are much better than the winners! Time has a way of making classics out of losers!) This will be our 13th year at The Grand, and we look forward to a fun afternoon of great music.”
For ticket prices and more information, visit www.thegrand.com or call 800-821-1894.
“Rob Landes is an extraordinary musician who is able to combine talent with a personality that reaches out and touches everyone in his audience,” said Maureen M. Patton, executive director of The Grand. “He conveys his love of music with storytelling that will provide insight into what makes music and the movies work so well together. The Grand loves Rob, and Rob loves playing The Grand. He was first in line to participate in our 114th anniversary on January 3, 2009, when we reopened after Hurricane Ike. That was truly a gift of love.”