The rising demand for live orchestral performances of film scores

Posted on: June 28, 2017

“On the heels of its Oscar-winning success, La La Land has joined a growing roster of movies getting the concert treatment,” writes Lauren La Rose in Friday’s (6/23) National Post (Canada). “The romantic musical was featured in ‘La La Land in Concert: A Live-to-Film Celebration’ at the Hollywood Bowl in May, kicking off a tour which includes Canada among its international stops. It’s part of a unique experience being offered to film buffs and music fans alike, amplifying cinematic experiences with live orchestral performances of beloved movie scores. … David Postill, vice-president of marketing for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, says they can barely keep pace with the demand for live performances of cinematic scores … ‘These shows sell like you wouldn’t believe,’ he said. … CineConcerts president Justin Freer, the producer and conductor of the Harry Potter Film Concert Series, has had his company showcase a vast range of classic and contemporary films in its live concert experiences.” Freer says that audiences “come see this music in all of its grandeur with the film, and I hope that we’re inspiring some people to be musicians or filmmakers at the end of the concert.”

Posted June 28, 2017