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Movie music comes alive in Macon Symphony Orchestra performance

The Macon Symphony Orchestra’s season-ending concert will feature several guest performers to present a program that will entertain audiences of all ages.

Keitaro Harada, a Mercer University graduate and former conductor of the Mercer/Macon Symphony Youth Orchestra, will serve as guest conductor for the “Cinematic Celebration” on Saturday and will be joined by the Georgia College Select Ensemble, Mercer faculty member Richard Kosowski, student cellist Sihao He and pianist Nicholas Ricks.

“The level of talent of the guest artists for this performance is just phenomenal,” said Sheryl Towers, CEO of the Macon Symphony Orchestra.

Music will include songs from “E.T.,” “Forrest Gump,” “Saving Private Ryan,” “The Sound Of Music” and a few surprises, she said.

“We will be enjoying movie music from Broadway to modern-day film to opera with a very broad perspective, designed to appeal to all generations,” said Towers.

“Cinematic Celebration”

When: 7:30 p.m. April 25

Where: Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St.

Cost: $38.50 adults; $18.50 students; $13.50 children 12 and younger

Information: 478-301-5470;