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Movie monsters inspire 'Symphonic Fury' at the Pickwick

Movie monsters inspire 'Symphonic Fury' at the Pickwick

Sometimes, it takes a major fan to pull off a major fan event. That certainly seems to be true in the case of "Symphonic Fury! The Music of Japanese Monsters," romping and stomping in an orchestral concert setting July 10 at the Pickwick Theater in Park Ridge. Though in this case it's taken three major fans — executive producer Chris Oglio, conductor John DeSentis and host Erik Homenick—to make the mega-monster musical magic happen. That's the same team responsible for last year's "Ifukube 100" concert at the Pickwick, celebrating the centenary of Akira Ifukube — best-known here for scoring numerous classic kaiju (monster) movies...