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  • FILM COMPOSER DAVID NEWMAN CONDUCTS THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC IN MOVIE MUSIC CELEBRATION
  • May. 13, 2005
  • Soundstage L.A. Features Score Selections from Films Set in Los Angeles

    FRIDAY, MAY 13, AT 8 PM; SATURDAY, MAY 14, AT 8 PM; SUNDAY, MAY 15, AT 2 PM

    Media support provided by K-Mozart 105.1 FM

    Film composer David Newman conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a movie music celebration on Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m. at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Taking a cue from the third inaugural gala of Walt Disney Concert Hall in October 2003, which presented cinematic themes from tinsel town's Golden Age, Soundstage L.A.: City of Angels features indelible scores that set the stage and compliments the stories of eight Oscar-nominated films. Sharing a dark undertone, these films also have a locale in common: Los Angeles.

    From movies about Hollywood - Sunset Boulevard (Franz Waxman) and The Bad and the Beautiful (David Raksin) - to a classic private-eye film like Chinatown (Jerry Goldsmith), movie magic is made possible by the music that supports it. Good old-fashioned teen angst isn't the same without Leonard Rosenman's Rebel Without a Cause score and humans become animated with Alan Silvestri's zany music for Who Framed Roger Rabbit? . From the horror of mutant ants in Them! (Bronislaw Kaper), a deceitful love affair in Double Indemnity (Miklós Rózsa) or the distrusting trio of The Grifters (Elmer Bernstein), musical orchestrations underscore suspense and intrigue. The Soundstage L.A. program highlights music selections from all these notable films.

    Upbeat Live pre concert events take place in BP Hall one hour prior to the concert and are free to all ticket holders. Film Music Historian and Adjunct Assistant Professor at USC's Thornton School of Music Jon Burlingame is guest lecturer for this series.

    DAVID NEWMAN has scored more than 80 films during his 16-year career, including War of the Roses, Bowfinger, and Heathers, as well as more recent films such as Cat in the Hat and Ice Age. He received an Academy Award nomination for his score to the animated feature Anastasia and was the first composer to have his piece, 1001 Nights, performed in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Filmharmonic series. In 1987 Robert Redford selected Newman as musical director of the Sundance Institute. During his tenure, Newman wrote an original score and conducted the Utah Symphony for the classic silent motion picture, Sunrise, which opened the Sundance Film Festival in 1989. As a benefit for the Film Music Preservation Program at Sundance, he began to conduct a series of concerts with orchestras including the Utah Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and the American Symphony in New York.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    FRIDAY, MAY 13, AT 8 PM

    SATURDAY, MAY 14, AT 8 PM

    SUNDAY, MAY 15, AT 2 PM

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    David Newman, conductor

    WAXMAN Sunset Boulevard

    BERNSTEIN The Grifters

    ROSENMAN Rebel Without a Cause

    SILVESTRI Who Framed Roger Rabbit

    GOLDSMITH Chinatown

    KAPER Them!

    RAKSIN The Bad and the Beautiful

    RÓZSA Double Indemnity

    Media support provided by K-Mozart 105.1 FM

    Upbeat Live pre concert events take place in BP Hall one hour prior to the concert and are free to all ticket holders. Film Music Historian and Adjunct Assistant Professor at USC's Thornton School of Music Jon Burlingame is guest lecturer for this series.

    Tickets ($15 - $125) are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall box office, online at LAPhil.com, or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000. When available, choral bench seats ($15), will be released for sale to selected Philharmonic, Colburn Celebrity Recital, and Baroque Variations performances beginning at noon on the Tuesday of the second week prior to the concert. A limited number of $10 rush tickets for seniors and full time students may be available at the Walt Disney Concert Hall box office two hours prior to the performance. Valid identification is required; one ticket per person; cash only. Groups of 12 or more may be eligible for special discounts for selected concerts and seating areas. For all information, please call 323.850.2000.

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