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The Oscar® Concert

Wed / Feb 28, 2018 - 8:00PM

The LA Phil celebrates the Oscars®!

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About this Performance

As part of the Oscar® Week celebrations for its 90th Anniversary, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences® teams with the LA Phil to present this year’s nominated scores live in concert. Thomas Wilkins will lead a celebration of the fascinating history of film music, and the program will include suites and video from each nominated film.


Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino presents a live demonstration of the scoring process.
Musical selections from the Oscar-winning film Up

The Sound of Home: Introduction by A.R. Rahman
Rachel PORTMAN Nicholas Nickleby
Nino ROTA Amarcord
A. R. RAHMAN Slumdog Millionair

The Sound of the Chase: Introduction by Michelle Rodriguez
Dave GRUSIN The Firm
Lalo SCHIFRIN Bullitt 
Jerry GOLDSMITH The Great Train Robbery

The Sound of Fear: Introduction by Michael Abels
Mica LEVI Jackie
Quincy JONES In Cold Blood
John CARPENTER Halloween
John WILLIAMS The Witches of Eastwick

The Sound of Love: Introduction by Daniela Vega
Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD The Adventures of Robin Hood
Luis BACALOV Il Postino 
TAN DUN Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

The Sound of Courage: Introduction by Ava DuVernay
Terence BLANCHARD Malcolm X

  • Terence Blanchard, trumpet

Joe HISAISHI Spirited Away
Alex NORTH Spartacus

The Sound of the Future: Introductions by Guillermo Del Toro, Paul Thomas Anderson, Rian Johnson, and via video, Christopher Nolan
World premiere suites from this year’s nominated films for Original Score

Carter BURWELL Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

  • Carter Burwell, conductor
  • Liv Redpath, soprano

Alexandre DESPLAT The Shape of Water

  • Alexandre Desplat, conductor

Jonny GREENWOOD Phantom Thread

  • Thomas Wilkins, conductor

John WILLIAMS “The Rebellion Is Reborn” from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

  • John Williams, conductor

Hans ZIMMER Dunkirk

  • Thomas Wilkins, conductor
  • Hans Zimmer, keyboards
  • Benjamin Wallfisch, keyboards


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