National Symphony Orchestra deals up “House of Cards”

Posted on: July 14, 2016

“Symbolic shadows creep across D.C. government buildings. An upside-down American flag paints an international distress signal in front of the U.S. Capitol. And suddenly, the brooding baseline erupts into brass horns declaring the start of ‘House of Cards,’ ” reports Jason Fraley on Tuesday (7/12) at Washington, D.C. radio station WTOP. “Anyone who’s seen the hit Netflix series knows the music by heart, an Emmy-winning theme [composer Jeff] Beal will conduct live with the NSO for ‘House of Cards in Concert’ Thursday at the Kennedy Center … While Beal conducts the orchestra, the Kennedy Center will play clips of the show on a giant screen…. The concert will be followed by a panel discussion moderated by Politico’s Joe Schatz, featuring ‘House of Cards’ stars Michael Kelly (Chief of Staff Doug Stamper), Michel Gill (Former President Garrett Walker) … Jayne Atkinson (Secretary of State Cathy Durant) … Beau Willimon, who created the show for the U.S., and Michael Dobbs, who created the UK original. Beal has composed the music for all four seasons and is about to compose the score for Season 5.” Says Beal, “This idea of bringing music from the screen into the concert hall is … a wonderful trend.”

Posted July 14, 2016