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The Academy Orchestrates Oscar Concert Celebrating Nominated Scores and Songs

Source:   The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
February 13, 2014




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:

William Butler and Owen Pallett, Her
Alexandre Desplat, Philomena
Thomas Newman, Saving Mr. Banks
Steven Price, Gravity
John Williams, The Book Thief

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.

Tickets are $100 and $75 and can be purchased online at 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.


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