Academy and L.A. Philharmonic Joining Forces for Oscar Concert
The event, set to take place Feb. 28 at Walt Disney Concert Hall, will include music from this year's five films nominated for best score.
The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences and the Los Angeles Philharmonic are joining forces to present The Oscar Concert, a celebration of film music, on Feb. 28 at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Curated by composers of this year’s five Oscar-nominated scores and Academy music branch governors Michael Giacchino, Laura Karpman and Charles Bernstein, the evening’s program will survey film scoring across the decades, with select scores performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by conductor Thomas Wilkins, and special guest Terence Blanchard on trumpet, with additional special guests to be announced.
The Oscar Concert explores the history of film music through special arrangements of scores by composers including Tan Dun, Quincy Jones, Mica Levi, Rachel Portman and A.R. Rahman, among others, with accompanying film clips shown shown in high definition.
The evening will open with an introduction by Oscar-winning composer Giacchino and Oscar-winning director Pete Docter, utilizing music from their Oscar-winning film Up (2009). The evening will close with the world premiere of specially arranged suites from all five original score nominees: Dunkirk, by Hans Zimmer; Phantom Thread, by Jonny Greenwood; The Shape of Water, by Alexandre Desplat; Star Wars: The Last Jedi, by John Williams; and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, by Carter Burwell.
The program for the concert follows:
Composer Michael Giacchino and director Pete Docter present a live demonstration of the scoring process, with musical selections from Up.
The Sound of Home:
Rachel Portman, Nicholas Nickleby
Nino Rota, Amarcord
A.R. Rahman, Slumdog Millionaire
The Sound of the Chase:
Dave Grusin, The Firm
Lalo Schifrin, Bullitt
Jerry Goldsmith, The Great Train Robbery
The Sound of Fear:
Mica Levi, Jackie
Quincy Jones, In Cold Blood
John Carpenter, Halloween
John Williams, The Witches of Eastwick
The Sound of Love
Erich Wolfgang Korngold, The Adventures of Robin Hood
Luis Bacalov, Il Postino
Tan Dun, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The Sound of Courage:
Terence Blanchard, Malcolm X
Joe Hisaishi, Spirited Away
Alex North, Spartacus
The Sound of the Future:
World premiere suites from this year’s nominated films for original score
Carter Burwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Alexandre Desplat, The Shape of Water
Jonny Greenwood, Phantom Thread
John Williams, Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Hans Zimmer, Dunkirk