Concert work by Hollywood composer

The Pro-Musica String Trio will be performing at the Steyning Centre
The Pro-Musica String Trio will be performing at the Steyning Centre

A RARELY-heard concert piece by one of Hollywood’s greatest film composers will be performed in Steyning.

Oscar-winning composer Miklós Rózsa wrote the scores to many famous movies, including The Thief of Bagdad, Double Indemnity, Spellbound, Madame Bovary, Quo Vadis and Ben Hur.

However, he was not so well known for his concert works, which included concertos and orchestral pieces championed by leading conductors and orchestras of the time.

Steyning Music Society is offering the opportunity to hear Rózsa’s String Trio Op.1, one of his most lyrical works, at the Steyning Centre on Saturday, November 29.

The Pro-Musica String Trio will also include music by Haydn, Beethoven and Dohnanyi in their programme.

Having met as front desk players in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the Pro Musica String Trio has a wealth of knowledge and expertise behind them.

Gary Prior and Zoe Peate, from the music society, said: “The trio work effortlessly together and their exciting concerts have been acclaimed at such venues as the Harlaxton Festival, Seaford Music Club, in Wolverhampton and the CBSO Centre in Birmingham among others. In the coming season, they will be performing at Kendal, Scunthorpe and Bury St Edmunds.”

The concert starts at 7.30pm. Tickets £14 for non-members, £9 members, £2 students, available in advance from Steyning Bookshop or on 01903 812662. More information can be found at