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  • Oct. 13, 2021
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  • The Los Angeles Philharmonic Presents

    Reel Change: The New Era of Film Music

    at Walt Disney Concert Hall 

    Three-concert series curated by Kris Bowers, Nicholas Britell and Hildur Guðnadóttir explores the next generation of film, television and video game composers

    November 19, 20 & 21, 2021

     

    LOS ANGELES (October 13, 2021) – The Los Angeles Philharmonic proudly presents Reel Change: The New Era of Film Music, a series of three concerts curated by Kris Bowers (Green Book, Bridgerton), Nicholas Britell (Moonlight, Succession) and Hildur Guðnadóttir (Joker, Chernobyl, Battlefield 2042), exploring the next generation of film, television and video game composers, on November 19 and 20, at 8PM and November 21, at 2PM, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. 

    In recent years, music for film, television and even video games has undergone yet another transformation, with composers coming to the form not only from conservatories but also from the worlds of hip-hop, rock, jazz and experimental music. Many of these composers work in close collaboration with directors to evoke mood as much as emotion. With programs curated by three exciting and decorated film composers, Reel Change celebrates this period of increasingly adventurous music and the wide-ranging influences of its most groundbreaking voices.

     

    Reel Change: Hildur Guðnadóttir

    Friday, November 19, 2021, at 8PM 

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Hugh Brunt, conductor

    Hildur Guðnadóttir, curator 

    Hildur Guðnadóttir won an Emmy and Grammy in 2019 for her score to Chernobyl, then followed it up in 2020 with an Oscar and Grammy win for Joker and this year a highly celebrated soundtrack for the video game Battlefield 2042. The Icelandic composer and cellist curates an evening featuring music by the groundbreaking and adventurous composers who have deeply influenced today’s film music landscape.

     

    PROGRAM:

    Hildur GUÐNADÓTTIR  Under Takes Over

    Ryuichi SAKAMOTO  The Revenant Main Theme

    Alvin LUCIER  Silver Streetcar for the Orchestra

    Kaija SAARIAHO  Nymphéa Reflection: Feroce

    Mica LEVI  “Love” from Under the Skin

    GÓRECKI  Symphony No. 4, Op. 85: Deciso—Marcatissimo ma ben tenuto

    Arvo PÄRT  Fratres (version for String Orchestra and Percussion)

    LIGETI  Atmosphères

    Hildur GUÐNADÓTTIR and Sam SLATER (arr. Robert Ames)  Selections from Battlefield 2042

    Hildur GUÐNADÓTTIR  “Bathroom Dance” from Joker

     

     

    Reel Change: Kris Bowers

     

    Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 8PM

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Anthony Parnther, conductor

    Andrew Bain, horn

    Kris Bowers, curator

    Emmy Award-winning composer and jazz pianist Kris Bowers has been celebrated for his film scores and shows like Green Book, King Richard and Bridgerton. This concert explores Bowers’ musical voice with selections from his career performed with original short films created especially for this concert, as well as music from genre-straddling composers—like Owen Pallett and Ryuichi Sakamoto—whose fluidity has inspired Bowers’ approach. Plus, LA Phil Principal Horn Andrew Bain performs the world premiere of Bowers’ new concerto.

     

    PROGRAM:

    Inspirations Medley: Selections from composers such as Shigeru Umebayashi, Ryuichi
        Sakamoto, Owen Pallett, Arcade Fire, Björk, Jason Moran and John Brion.

    Kris BOWERS  Concerto for Horn (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

    Kris BOWERS  King Richard Medley

    Kris BOWERS  Green Book Medley

    Kris BOWERS  When They See Us Medley

    Kris BOWERS  Bridgerton Medley

     

    Reel Change: Nicholas Britell

    Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 2PM 

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Hugh Brunt, conductor

    Nicholas Britell, curator

    Composer Nicholas Britell is a two-time Academy Award nominee and an Emmy winner who has been lauded for his collaborations with Barry Jenkins (Moonlight, If Beale Street Could Talk, The Underground Railroad) and Adam McKay (The Big Short, Vice, Succession). Britell curates an evening showcasing some of today’s most innovative composers and scores. Featuring works by Mica Levi, Terence Blanchard, Jonny Greenwood, Kathryn Bostic and Britell himself, this evening will be a unique celebration of their works in live performance. A special bonus will be the first live performance of selections from Britell’s new score to Adam McKay’s upcoming Netflix comedy Don’t Look Up.

     

    PROGRAM:

    Nicholas BRITELL  Selections from Vice 

    Mica LEVI  Selections from Jackie

    Gary YERSHON  “Mr. Turner” from Mr. Turner

    Terence BLANCHARD  Selections from Malcolm X

    Jonny GREENWOOD  Selections from There Will Be Blood

    Nicholas BRITELL  Selections from The Underground Railroad

    Nicholas BRITELL  “Encomium” from If Beale Street Could Talk

    Kathryn BOSTIC  Selections from Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

    Nicholas BRITELL  Selections from Don’t Look Up 

     

    Additional details for the complete 2021/22 season can be found here: laphil.com.

     

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    COVID PROTOCOLS

    To enable the safest possible reopening for indoor events, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association will require proof of full vaccination for all audience members, staff and artists at LA Phil-presented concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall beginning October 9, 2021. This policy will only be limited as required by law. The LA Phil will also follow the guidelines of the LA County Department of Public Health, which currently requires all persons to wear masks indoors. Patrons must have received the final dose of a vaccine authorized by the World Health Organization (WHO) or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at least two weeks before entering Walt Disney Concert Hall for LA Phil-presented performances. Along with their ticket, attendees will need to bring a photo ID and either their physical vaccination card, a picture of their vaccination card or a digital vaccination record. All California residents may request a digital vaccination record at myvaccinerecord.cdph.ca.gov.

     

    TICKETS

    Tickets for the LA Phil’s 2021/22 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently on sale. To purchase, please visit laphil.com or the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office. To order by phone or for more information, please call 323 850 2000. Current ticket holders who will not be fully vaccinated by the date of their planned visit may receive a credit to their account or request a full refund of the cost of their tickets. Subscribers who choose not to renew their tickets this season will have their seat locations retained and the opportunity to renew them for the 2022/23 season. For up-to-date safety information please visit here.

     

    ABOUT THE LA PHIL

    Under the leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, the LA Phil offers live performances, media initiatives and learning programs that inspire and strengthen communities in Los Angeles and beyond. The Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra is the foundation of the LA Phil’s offerings, which also include a multi-genre, multidisciplinary presenting program and such youth development programs as YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles). Performances are offered on three historic stages—Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and The Ford—as well as through a variety of media platforms. In all its endeavors, the LA Phil seeks to enrich the lives of individuals and communities through musical, artistic and learning experiences that resonate in our world today.  

     

    CONTACTS

    Sophie Jefferies, sjefferies@laphil.org

    Laura Cohen, lcmediapr@gmail.com               

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    About the Los Angeles Philharmonic
    About the LA Phil Under the leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, the LA Phil offers live performances, media initiatives and learning programs that inspire and strengthen communities in Los Angeles and beyond. The Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra is the foundation of the LA Phil’s offerings, which also include a multi-genre, multidisciplinary presenting program and such youth development programs as YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles). Performances are offered on three historic stages—Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and The Ford—as well as through a variety of media platforms. In all its endeavors, the LA Phil seeks to enrich the lives of individuals and communities through musical, artistic and learning experiences that resonate in our world today. 

    Sophie Jefferies, sjefferies@laphil.org