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Orchestra United - Netflix

By: Editor On: Thu 27 June 2019
In: netflix
Tags: #netflix #Documentary #English

An ambitious four-part series exploring the powerful effect of classical music, Orchestra United, charts the creation of the Halle Harmony Youth Orchestra which brings together a cross section of young people from Manchester's vast cultural and ethnic community.

From a variety of backgrounds, the youth orchestra will be expected to perform a concert of classical music in front of a paying audience at Manchester's 2000 plus capacity Bridgewater Hall. With hugely varying levels of experience but a similar drive and passion, they will learn to relate to each other and work together in a way that would be impossible to conceive of in their everyday lives. Through their eyes we see the impact that the music has on them, their friends, families and communities.

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2010-07-25

Orchestra United - Casa Loma Orchestra - Netflix

The Casa Loma Orchestra was an American dance band active from 1927 to 1963. From 1929 until the rapid multiplication in the number of swing bands from 1935 on, the Casa Loma Orchestra was one of the top North American dance bands. With the decline of the big band business following the end of World War II, it disbanded in 1947. However, from 1957 to 1963, it re-emerged as a recording session band in Hollywood, made up of top-flight studio musicians under the direction of its most notable leader of the past, Glen Gray. The reconstituted band made a limited number appearances live and on television and recorded fifteen LP albums for Capitol Records before Gray died in 1963.

Orchestra United - Film - Netflix

In 1942, the orchestra made a Warner Bros. short film, Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra, that featured the songs “Hep and Happy”, “Purple Moonlight”, “Broom Street” and “Darktown Strutters Ball”. Universal Studios produced a short subject, Smoke Rings, that featured the Casa Loma Orchestra. Released July 28, 1943, the film featured Eugenie Baird, Pee Wee Hunt, and The Pied Pipers. It included the songs Can't Get Stuff in Your Cuff, That's My Affair, and Little Man with the Hammer. The band also appeared in Jam Session (1944), where the band played their famous “No Name Jive.” The orchestra's 1937 recording Girl of My Dreams was presented in the 1987 film Angel Heart with the fictional title “Life Would Be Complete” by the fictional crooner Johnny Favorite, and elements of the tune were incorporated into the score.

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