New Jersey Symphony goes “Back to the Future” at Radio City Music Hall

Posted on: October 15, 2015

“While ‘Back to the Future’ fans await Marty McFly Day next week, they can continue to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of the original film with a special showing at Radio City Music Hall,” writes Kara Yorio in Tuesday’s (10/13) Bergen Record (New Jersey). “The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra will play the score of the film while the movie plays during ‘Back to the Future in Concert.’ ‘Definitely the biggest challenge is maintaining one’s professionalism and not watching the movie,’ said Sarah Seiver, a cellist in her 30th season with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.… ‘Our job as musicians is just to do everything the conductor indicates. There is no room for rhythmic expression. We can play our parts expressively, but they have to be exactly within the time.… It’s never more important than in this situation, and it makes it fun and exciting.’ ” Introducing the screenings at Radio City on October 15 and 16 will be Christopher Lloyd, who played Emmett ‘Doc’ Brown in the film. “The orchestra will perform [Alan] Silvestri’s entire original score in sync with the film, plus 20 minutes of brand new music that Silvestri added for this special live production.” 

Posted October 15, 2015