Hollywood Symphony Orchestra Debut Performance at Royce Hall
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An all-star lineup -- including David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Money Mark, Joshua Redman, Sinkane and the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years -- takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. Learn More
“Exciting, exquisite, heart-tugging, superb…” These are all words used to describe the entertainment experience of the dynamic new Hollywood Symphony Orchestra concerts under the baton of famed composer John Scott and visiting artists. The finest music from the world of cinema, by world-class composers and musicians.
Special Guest Artists, Samantha Eggar, Michael York, Alan Mandell
Music by Bernstein, Goldsmith, Korngold, Mancini, North, Scott, Vaughan Williams, Williams, Young
The Hollywood Symphony Orchestra, Conductor John Scott
Cantori Domino, Artistic Director Maurita Phillips-Thornburgh, Soloist Renee Burkett
One hundred and forty of Hollywood’s top musicians and singers will be on stage at UCLA’s Royce Hall on May 18th for the exciting inaugural concert program of the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra. The concert will include music ranging from a premiere piece by John Williams from Memoirs of a Geisha to Erich Korngold’s Kings Row, a premiere adaptation from Elmer Bernstein’s Sweet Smell of Success, a new orchestration from Jerry Goldsmith’s Logan’s Run, Alex North’s A Streetcar Named Desire, Henry Mancini’s Peter Gunn, Vaughan Williams’ Scott of the Antarctic, to symphonic suites from Victor Young’s Around the World in 80 Days, John Scott’s Greystoke – Legend of Tarzan, and more. The finale will be a world premiere symphonic suite of John Scott’s score for Charlton Heston’s Antony and Cleopatra with special guest stars Samantha Eggar, Michael York and Alan Mandell in a stage reading of Shakespeare’s wonderful dialogue.
Program subject to change.