Just received some news from our friends at the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra that I wanted to pass along. First up - a special series of seminars sponsored by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Looks like some interesting material by some interesting composers! Below is the blurb from the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra newsletter:
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents a three-evening seminar series offers a detailed look at the music scoring process from the perspective of motion picture composers themselves. Each week's topic will be illuminated by film clips, on-stage discussions with guests (subject to availability) and questions from the audience. Each session will begin with a film clip illustrating two different scores for the same scene. We are pleased to note that HSO Honorary Advisors Charles Bernstein, Lalo Schifrin and Bruce Broughton will be participating in this terrific series.
Sept. 20 – Traditional Scores Moderated by Charles Bernstein, with Lalo Schifrin and Jan Kaczmarek
Sept. 27 – Alternative Scores Moderated by Bruce Broughton, with Mychael Danna, Mark Isham and Rolfe Kent
Oct. 4 – The Music Team With George S. Clinton, Michael Giacchino, John Powell and music editor Mike Flicker
Passes for the entire series are $30 for the general public and $20 for Academy members and students with a valid ID. Series passes may be purchased online beginning September 4 or by mail (HTML or PDF format). Tickets for individual evenings, if available, will be $10 at the door. The Linwood Dunn Theater is located at the Academy's Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study, 1313 Vine Street, Hollywood. Parking is available behind the building through the entrance on Homewood Avenue (one block north of Fountain). Doors open at 6:30 p.m. All seating is unreserved. For more information, please call the Academy at (310) 247-3600.