EWU String Orchestra to Perform a Program of Music in Film

February 28, 2023

The EWU String Orchestra will perform music from several acclaimed films that reflect diverse human emotions in an upcoming concert.

The concert will feature music from Eyes Wide Shut, Psycho, and Howl’s Moving Castle, in a program that was recently performed at the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) Northwest Conference in Bellevue, Washington,

NAfME is a regional conference that brings together thousands of students, educators and musicians from across the Pacific Northwest. The EWU Orchestra was selected for the honor of performing for this conference through a competitive audition process. The last time the EWU Orchestra was chosen to perform at a NAfME Northwest Conference was in 1998.

“I am so proud of the hard work of our EWU Orchestra musicians, and I was thrilled to be able to ‘show-off’ our EWU students to such a large audience,” says John Marshall, professor and director of orchestra and cello studies at EWU.

Performing for an audience outside of EWU that fully appreciates the intricacies of music was a rare opportunity that was appreciated by the EWU orchestra members.

“It was an incredible privilege to travel with the EWU Orchestra and to share music with likeminded musicians and educators,” says Gloria Miller, a junior majoring in music education and performance.

The orchestra will perform the String Orchestra in Film program at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, in the Music Building Recital Hall. Tickets are available at the door, and are free for EWU faculty, staff, and students. General admission is $10 and $5 for seniors.

Click on the video below to enjoy the orchestra’s beautiful rendition of Merry Go Round of Life from the film Howl’s Moving Castle.