Jamie Bell, Taron Egerton, Bernie Taupin, Sir Elton John, Dexter Fletcher
New Music, Classic Works, Contemporary and Veteran Performers…
“I’m thrilled to debut Rocketman: Live in Concert,” said Sir Elton John. “I can think of no better city than Los Angeles to bring the magic of this movie to life and perform live with the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra. I can’t wait for the audience to experience the film in a new and profound way.”
Singers Lola Lennox and Joshua Ledet joined the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra and choir for the world premiere live-to-picture concert of “Serengeti” Live at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Arts in Beverly Hills. The fascinating production from producer Simon Fuller and director John Downer is a new BBC/Discovery series.
The first inaugural concerts featured the world premiere of John Williams’ score from “Memoirs of a Geisha,” Don Davis’ U.S. premiere of music from “The Matrix,” the world premiere of Clint Eastwood’s “Flags of our Fathers,” the world premiere of Craig Armstrong’s score to Oliver Stone’s “World Trade Center,” the world premiere of a new symphonic suite from “Antony and Cleopatra” performed by Michael York, Samantha Eggar and Alan Mandell, a moving tribute to Dave Grusin’s score from “Havana” by director Sidney Pollack, and a revealing introduction to John Williams’ “Dracula” by director John Badham. Rounding out two evenings of gorgeous musicianship was a performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s classic score for the 1938 film “Alexander Nevsky” and music from Elmer Bernstein, Ernest Gold, Miklós Rózsa, John Scott, Dimitri Tiomkin, Maurice Jarre, and more.
The finest music from the world of visual media,
performed by world-class musicians from Hollywood's recording studios.