Hollywood Symphony Orchestra, led by composer/conductor John Scott, debuts in concert dedicated to symphonic film music May 18th at 8 PM, Royce Hall, UCLA

Program features works by Karas, Jarre, Mahler, Mozart, Steiner, Strauss, Vaughan Williams, Victor Young and John Scott

Who/What: Debut performance of the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra, a new ensemble dedicated entirely to the performance of symphonic film music, Thursday, May 18th at 8 p.m. at Royce Hall, on the UCLA campus. This eclectic evening of works from memorable film scores will delight and inspire music lovers and moviegoers alike. Maestro Scott leads 80-member orchestra with a 40-voice choir through compositions for the silver screen as well as timeless classical pieces utilized in film scores, from “2001: A Space Odyssey” to “Death in Venice.” The concert concludes with a new symphonic suite adapted from Scott’s score for “Antony and Cleopatra” (1972) with special performers reciting excerpts of Shakespeare’s immortal dialogue.

Program to include:

2001: A Space Odyssey - Thus Spake Zarathustra (Richard Strauss)

Elvira Madigan - Piano Concerto No. 21 (Wolfgang Mozart, arr. Scott)

Around the World in 80 Days - Terre-Rondo for Orchestra (Victor Young)

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (John Scott)

The Third Man (Anton Karas)

Gone with the Wind (Max Steiner)

Doctor Zhivago (Maurice Jarre)

Death in Venice - Adagietto, Symphony No. 5 (Gustav Mahler)

Greystoke, Legend of Tarzan (John Scott)

Scott of the Antarctic - Sinfonia Antartica, Symphony No 7 (Ralph Vaughan Williams)

Antony and Cleopatra (John Scott)

Where/When: Royce Hall, UCLA, Thursday, May 18th at 8 p.m.

Ticket Info: Prices: $55, $35; Tickets on sale starting 3/17

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