Gina Torres, Richard Sherman, Samantha Eggar, John Scott, Charles Durning, Sydney Pollack, Michael Stamberg, Stacey Sher.
Celebrated, award-winning guests…
For its second inaugural concert, the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra followed its highly successful inaugural concert with another evening of exquisite symphonic music from the movies.
Over one hundred of Hollywood’s top musicians and singers appeared on stage at UCLA’s Royce Hall for an exciting gala event and concert program of world premiere and classic film scores performed by the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra under the baton of conductor John Scott, with Guest Host: Samantha Eggar and Guest Presenters: John Badham (Dracula, Saturday Night Fever, Blue Thunder), Charles Durning (Dog Day Afternoon, North Dallas Forty), Sydney Pollack (Havana, Out of Africa, Tootsie), Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher (World Trade Center, Erin Brokovich, Pulp Fiction), Gina Torres (The Matrix, Matrix Revolutions, “Suits”).
The concert program ranged all the way from Sergei Prokofiev’s classic score for the 1938 film “Alexander Nevsky” to the World Premiere of music from Clint Eastwood’s “Flags of our Fathers,” the World Premiere of music from Craig Armstrong’s score to Oliver Stone’s “World Trade Center,” and the U.S. Concert Premiere of a suite from “The Matrix,” by composer Don Davis. Other composers represented included Elmer Bernstein, Ernest Gold, Dave Grusin, Miklós Rózsa, John Scott, Dimitri Tiomkin, Maurice Jarre and John Williams.
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