• LAPA
  • Additional Special Guests Announced for The Oscar Concert
  • Feb. 26, 2018
  • MICHAEL ABELS, PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON, CARTER BURWELL, GUILLERMO DEL TORO, ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, AVA DuVERNAY, 

    RIAN JOHNSON, A.R. RAHMAN, 

    MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ, DANIELA VEGA, 

    JOHN WILLIAMS, AND HANS ZIMMER 

    CONFIRMED AS SPECIAL GUESTS FOR

     

    THE OSCAR® CONCERT

     

    PRESENTED BY THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC ASSOCIATION AND

    THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES

     

    One-Night-Only Celebration of the History of Film Music
    in Honor of the 90th Oscars®

     

    Wednesday, February 28, at 8:00 PM
    Walt Disney Concert Hall

     

    Los Angeles, CA (February 26, 2018) - The Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced additional special guests confirmed for The Oscar® Concert, a one-night-only celebration of film music at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. Joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by conductor Thomas Wilkins, and previously announced special guests Terence Blanchard and Michael Giacchino, are Michael Abels, Paul Thomas Anderson, Carter Burwell, Guillermo Del Toro, Alexandre Desplat, Ava DuVernay, Rian Johnson, A.R. Rahman, Michelle Rodriguez, Daniela Vega, John Williams, and Hans Zimmer.

     

    Curated by composers and Academy Governors Michael Giacchino, Laura Karpman, and Charles Bernstein, The Oscar Concert explores the film scoring process through special arrangements of beloved scores by composers including Tan Dun, Quincy Jones, Mica Levi, Rachel Portman, Lalo Schifrin, and many more, performed by the LA Phil with accompanying film clips shown in HD on Walt Disney Concert Hall's large screen.

     

    The 90th Oscars®, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network. 

     

     

    THE OSCAR CONCERT

    Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 8:00pm

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Thomas Wilkins, conductor

     

    PROGRAM and Special Guests:

     

    Introduction

    Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino presents a live demonstration of the scoring process.

     

    Musical selections from the Oscar-winning film Up

     

    The Sound of Home: Introduction by A.R. Rahman

    Rachel Portman, Nicholas Nickleby

    Nino Rota, Amarcord 

    A. R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire

     

    The Sound of the Chase: Introduction by Michelle Rodriguez

    Dave Grusin, The Firm 

    Lalo Schifrin, Bullitt 

    Jerry Goldsmith, The Great Train Robbery

     

    The Sound of Fear: Introduction by Michael Abels

    Mica Levi, Jackie

    Quincy Jones, In Cold Blood

    John Carpenter, Halloween

    John Williams, The Witches of Eastwick

     

    The Sound of Love: Introduction by Daniela Vega

    Erich Wolfgang Korngold, The Adventures of Robin Hood

    Luis Bacalov, Il Postino 

    Tan Dun, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

     

    The Sound of Courage: Introduction by Ava DuVernay

    Terence Blanchard, Malcolm X

               Terence Blanchard, trumpet

    Joe Hisaishi, Spirited Away

    Alex North, Spartacus 

     

    The Sound of the Future: Introductions by Guillermo Del Toro, Paul Thomas Anderson, Rian Johnson, and via video, Christopher Nolan

    World premiere suites from this year's nominated films for Original Score

    Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

                Carter Burwell, conductor

                Liv Redpath, soprano

    Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water

                Alexandre Desplat, conductor

    Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread

                Thomas Wilkins, conductor

    John Williams, "The Rebellion Is Reborn" from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

                John Williams, conductor

    Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk

                Thomas Wilkins, conductor

                Hans Zimmer, keyboards

               Benjamin Wallfisch, keyboards

     

     

    For more information, please visit LAPhil.com

     

    Tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2017/18 season are available for purchase at LAPhil.com, in person at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, or by phone at 323.850.2000. 

     

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres - orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop - at two of L.A.'s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall (www.laphil.com) and the Hollywood Bowl (www.hollywoodbowl.com). The LA Phil's season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from September through May, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education and community programs.

     

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 8,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.

  • contact:

    CONTACTS:
    Sophie Jefferies, sjefferies@laphil.org, 213.972.3422
    Laura B. Cohen, lcmediapr@gmail.com, 310.867.3897
    Daniel Gomez, dgomez@oscars.org ,  310.247.3090
    Photos: 213.972.3034