Concert fundraiser blends movies, music in night of entertainment

Mar 4, 2010 | General News

Louisiana Tech music faculty members are hosting a Music and the Movies concert scholarship fundraiser, which will include music from popular movies such as “The Wizard of Oz,” “Harry Potter” and “Star Wars.”

Randall Sorensen, assistant professor of music, said all proceeds from this annual event go into the scholarship fund.

“We had a great time last year, and it’s nice to break the mold and have all the faculty do this,” Sorensen said. “It should be very entertaining and family-friendly.”

The multimedia concert will display images from films as the music played. Tim Pardue, a junior music education major, who won the Union Board Talent Show last year, will perform a magic show at intermission, and concert-goers will have a chance to bid at the silent auction.

“We’ll have a variety of things at the silent auction,” Sorensen said. “Mostly, we’ll have movie-themed baskets, like a Western basket. The whole thing will be entertaining and is an opportunity to help with scholarships.”

Movie-styled refreshments will be sold in the auditorium as well, Sorensen said. He added that many people recognized music from movies but may not realize some are famous classical works.

“There’s a resurgence of using a full orchestra,” he said. “People are so familiar with the movies and music combination. There’s a strong connection between the two.”

The event will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 26 in Howard Auditorium, Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets will be available at the door for $15 for individuals, $25 for couples, $5 for Tech students with a valid ID and free for children under 18.

For more information, contact Sorensen at (318) 257-5473 or

Written by Judith Roberts