LA Phil to perform classic movie scores, co-curated with Hollywood film Academy

Posted on: November 16, 2016

“Call it the beginning of a beautiful friendship,” writes Rick Schultz in Wednesday’s (11/16) Los Angeles Times. “The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced a three-year partnership with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to co-curate live orchestral performances with film screenings. The partnership begins this week at Walt Disney Concert Hall when the L.A. Phil performs … ‘Rebel Without a Cause’ (1955) on Thursday, ‘On the Waterfront’ (1954) on Friday and ‘Casablanca’ (1942) on Sunday afternoon. Scott Dunn, associate conductor of the L.A. Phil’s Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, leads the Phil in the live orchestra premiere of Leonard Rosenman’s strikingly modernist score for ‘Rebel,’ starring James Dean, Natalie Wood and Sal Mineo. Composer-conductor David Newman, whose father Alfred (1900-70) is regarded as a giant in the Hollywood film music tradition, takes the podium for two Oscar-nominated scores: Leonard Bernstein’s for ‘Waterfront,’ starring Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint, and Max Steiner’s for ‘Casablanca,’ starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Saint, 92, won a supporting actress Oscar for her role as Brando’s love interest, Edie, in ‘Waterfront.’ She is scheduled to introduce the film on Friday.”

Posted November 16, 2016