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A collection of discussions between special guests and Music Director and midday host, Julia Figueras.

Film composer Patrick Doyle joined your RPO May 27 & 28; Julia Figueras talked with Doyle On Record

Characters from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire with orchestra in shadow below image

On Friday May 27th, Julia Figueras sat down with Patrick Doyle to talk about his career. You can hear that full conversation On Record.

Get ready to fight a dragon, swim with merpeople, and find out just who put Harry’s name in the Goblet of Fire™! On May 27 & 28, the Triwizard Tournament comes to Hogwarts™ as audiences rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ while your RPO performs Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score.

On Friday, Patrick Doyle sat down with Julia Figueras to talk about his influences, how he approaches each movie soundtrack, and the great fortune he had with his first movie score, Henry V. And, of course, there was a bit of with and wisdom in the mix, too.

Composer Patrick Doyle looking over piano keyboard

Prior to each performance (6:00-6:30pm in Kodak Hall), award-winning Scottish composer Patrick Doyle, composer of the Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ will join Emmy Award-winning composer and conductor Mark Watters for a pre-concert chat.

Pre-concert chats on Friday and Saturday, May 27 & 28 at 6 p.m. are free for ticketholders. In addition to composing the score for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™, Doyle has composed scores for more than 60 other international films including Walt Disney’s live-action Cinderella, Disney/Pixar’s Brave, and Twentieth Century Fox’s Murder on the Orient Express. The two will be joined by the evening’s concert conductor Stephen Mulligan, most recently of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, who can speak to the unique complexities of leading a live orchestra-to-film experience.

On Saturday, May 28, 2022 1:00pm Patrick Doyle will host a Masterclass at The Beal Institute for Film Music and Contemporary Media at the Eastman School of Music. The Beal Institute provides students with instruction and experiences that prepare them for the increasingly evolving opportunities to write, produce, and perform music for film and contemporary media.

The Beal Institute was founded in 2016 by Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal and vocalist Joan Beal, and under the direction of Mark Watters, Emmy Award winning composer and conductor, the program builds on the film legacy of the School’s founder, George Eastman.