04 April 2017

Babe goes to New York

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In December 2016 Babe in Concert received its US debut at the Lincoln Centre performed by the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Nigel Westlake.

Babe in Concert features a screening of Chris Noonan and George Miller’s Academy Award Winning movie Babe with Westlake’s score performed live to picture.
The live concert version of the film was premiered by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra in 2015 to celebrate the film’s 20th anniversary. Nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and winner for Best Visual Effects, Babe tells the story of a young orphaned piglet who’s unprejudiced heart and remarkable way with words overcomes the odds to become a “pig of destiny.”

“Westlake’s original material, which accounts for the majority of the score, is skillfully restrained, though there are moments when it, too, tugs at the ears, as in the between violin and bassoon that plays when Fly’s pups are sold off to the neighbors, or the of “Jingle Bells” that accompanies the arrival of the Hoggetts’ bratty, citified grandchildren.  If you consider the world from an animal’s perspective, as “Babe” asks you to do, and if Christmas for animals means carnage, why shouldn’t a carol sound totally crackers?” 

By Anthony Lydgate / The New Yorker Dec. 2016

From New York’s Lincoln Centre to the Sydney Opera House, Babe in Concert has now reached an audience of many thousands following performances by the New York Philharmonic, Sydney, Melbourne, Tasmanian, Canberra & Darwin Symphony Orchestras.

For booking information contact –

Andrew Pogson (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) – PogsonA@mso.com.au
Maggie Rodford (Air-Edel Associates Ltd) – maggie.rodford@air-edel.co.uk

N.W. with Maggie Rodford, Lincoln Centre, New York