KW Symphony’s “Pixar in Concert”

I went to hear the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony’s performance of “Pixar in Concert.” The orchestra performed music from all 13 of Pixar’s movies. In addition to making incredible movies, Pixar has uniformly great music.

Scenes from the movies were shown above the orchestra. The orchestra was conducted by Evan Mitchell. I liked how he was able to make the orchestra laugh at the beginning of the concert. I also liked how he gracefully recovered from a technical glitch.

The music was created by four composers. Here are the movies they scored:

Randy Newman

  • Toy Story
  • A Bug’s Life
  • Toy Story 2
  • Cars
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Toy Story 3

Thomas Newman

  • Finding Nemo
  • WALL-E

Michael Giacchino

  • Ratatouille
  • Up
  • The Incredibles
  • Cars 2

Patrick Doyle

  • Brave

As an encore, they played “You’ve Got a Friend in Me.”

I especially like the music from Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, Wall-E, Up, and The Incredibles. But even the music I’m slightly less familiar with was well worth listening to.

I felt more a part of the music than I did the other day in Guelph — it seems like it must be better acoustics. This was one of my favourite concerts ever.

I previously reviewed the KW Symphony’s concert “John Williams & Spielberg.”

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