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Hallam Sinfonia at the Movies!

Saturday 11 May, 7.30pm at Victoria Hall, Sheffield

Jon Malaxetxebarria – Conductor

Welcome to an evening of music from the movies! In this concert we’ll cover music used in a variety of popular and successful films, including both scores written originally for the silver screen, and other classical works that have been famously used in movies.


Each work will be introduced by a member of the orchestra – so sit back, relax, and enjoy the images conjured up by the music!

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John Williams - Jurassic Park

Barber - Adagio for Strings (used in "Platoon" and other films)

John Barry - James Bond Suite

Beethoven - Allegretto from Symphony 7 (used in "The King's Speech")

Wagner - Ride of the Valkyries (used in many, many films)

Mascagni - Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana (used in "The Deer Hunter")

John Williams - Star Wars Suite

There is no interval in this evening’s performance – just like at most cinema screenings!


Some of our earlier publicity material suggested we would be playing music from “Back to the Future”. We apologise that, due to the music not being returned to the library, we are unable to perform that tonight.

Next Concert: Fairy Tales - A Passenger Seats Concert

29 June 2024, 7.00pm at High Storrs School, Sheffield

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Jon Malaxetxebarria


Born in Gernika in the Basque Country of Spain, Jon Malax conducts regularly in both Spain and the United Kingdom. In Spain he has conducted many ensembles such as the Orquesta Radio Televisión Española, the Basque Country Symphony Orchestra, Bilbao Symphony Orchestra, Navarra Symphony Orchestra, Oviedo Filarmonía, Orquesta Sinfónica de Extremadura, the Orfeón Pamplonés, Bilbao Municipal Band and the Malaga Philharmonic. Jon has been the assistant conductor at the two main opera houses in Spain: Teatro Real (Madrid) and Liceu (Barcelona).


From 2016-2021 he was Music Director of the Basque Youth Orchestra. He is currently Head of Conducting studies at Musikene Music Conservatory in San Sebastian.

In the UK he has conducted Manchester Camerata, Liverpool Mozart Orchestra, Crosby Symphony Orchestra, Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra, North Staffordshire Symphony Orchestra and the Derbyshire City & County Youth Orchestra amongst others. He was Music Director of Solihull Symphony
Orchestra from 2013-2023.

As a keen advocate of new music, Jon performed the world premiere of Simon Dobson’s Trombone Concerto with Peter Moore and the RNCM Brass Band, broadcast on BBC Radio 2.

Following his studies with Dale Clevenger at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Jon moved to Manchester in 2010 to study orchestral conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM). Upon completion of his studies he was awarded the Mortimer-Furber Prize in Conducting, and in 2011 he was appointed as a conductor of the Junior RNCM. Jon has been Senior Lecturer in Conducting at Leeds Conservatoire since 2014. As a guest conducting tutor, Jon has taught at the RAF, RNCM (both undergraduate courses and international short conducting courses) and at the University of Manchester. 

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Hallam Sinfonia


Violin 1

Jacob George (leader), Katy Silverman, Catherine Pugh, Mary Dougherty, Holly Ormrod-Stebbings, Richard Allen, Anton Nikolaev, Sandra Toledo

Violin 2

Kate Fehler, Richard Gilbert, Rachael Evans, Deborah Blewitt, Hannah Watson, Catherine Bowman, Amnael Orcozco, Daryl Sharpe 


Charlotte Kenyon, Helen Mather, Laura French, Kiri Smith, Tom Davies 


Charlie Hardwick, Joy Paul, Nat Blakesley, Robin Watson, Angela Rosenfeld, Amy Gould, Matthew Moore, Dominic Smith


Stuart Wilson, Max Wilson, David Shearn, Cathy Bennett


Judith Ennis, Tony Jones, Katrina Fountain (piccolo),


Vicky Holmes, Helen Jenkinson, Carolyn Bean (Cor Anglais)

Clarinet/Bass Clarinet

Karen Burland, Catherine Murray, Becky Stroud (Bass Clarinet)


Liz Versi, Tom Farrar, Connor Huss (Contrabassoon)


Rachel Wilkes, Rachel Melland, Frank Edenborough, Jo Towler, Mick Nagle


Rob Horscroft, Jocelyn Allsopp, Matthew Redfearn


Andrew Knowles, Nick Hart, Richard Dixon (Bass Trombone)


John Pullin


Alley York


Chris Noble


Gareth Widdowson, Tom Mascarenhas, Tommy Roberts, Pete Watts, Tom Davies

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