For the first time as part of its annual Oscar Week events, the Academy will present a live "Oscar Concert" celebrating this year's nominated scores and songs on Thursday, February 27, at 8 p.m. at UCLA's Royce Hall.
The program features an 80-piece orchestra performing suites from each of the nominated original scores, conducted by their composers. They include:
Prior to each piece, the respective composers will participate in a brief onstage conversation with film critic and radio host Elvis Mitchell about creating their scores.
The concert also will feature this year's nominated original songs, including "Let It Go" from Frozen, performed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and "Happy" from Despicable Me 2, performed by Jill Scott. Other special performers and guests will be announced on www.oscars.org.
Tickets are $100 and $75 and can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com.
Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars, produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.