NSO Pops: And the Winner Is... with Bill Conti, Conductor
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The last date listed for And the Winner Is... was Friday February 12, 2010 / 8:00pm.
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the scheduled conductor could not make it due to weather. fortunately a local, renown, conductor filled in. he was humorous. theme was mainly star wars and other classical pieces heard at other NSO Pops concerts. i wanted something different. perhaps another time.
Nobody knows the music that accompanies the flicker of the film projector better than Oscar and three-time Emmy-winner Bill Conti. He has composed cinematic scores to match some of Hollywood’s biggest roles—James Bond as he takes on the KGB, Rocky Balboa as he sprints up steps in Philadelphia, and America’s first astronauts as they reach for the moon—and has served as Music Director of the Academy Award ceremonies more than a dozen times. In And the Winner Is…, the composer turns conductor for a Pops performance of music from the year’s Academy Award favorites. It’s one big Oscar party where everyone goes home a winner.