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World Premiere of Craig Armstrong's WTC
26-Sep-2006 - The Hollywood Symphony Orchestra follows its highly successful inaugural concert with another evening of exquisite symphonic music from the movies with the World Premiere of music by Golden Globe winning composer Craig Armstrong from World Trade Center, the Paramount Pictures release by director Oliver Stone. Over 100 of Hollywood's top musicians and singers will appear on stage for an exciting gala event and concert program on Saturday, October 7th at 8 p.m. at Royce Hall, on the UCLA campus. Armstrong happened to be in New York on September 11, 2001, and has composed a truly remarkable score, both poignant and emotive. He follows this debut with the orchestral presentation of music from Romeo and Juliet, Moulin Rouge, and Ray Thursday Oct 19th, 8pm at the Flemish Opera House in Ghent.

Oliver Stone directs the true story of two police officers who became trapped under the rubble of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Nicholas Cage and Michael Pena star as the two officers. Stone has won several Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards for his films, which include Natural Born Killers, JFK and Born on the Fourth of July. This is the first time Stone and Armstrong have worked together.

For more than thirty years, conductor John Scott has been regarded as one of the finest composers working internationally in films today, having collaborated with the foremost producers and directors. The evening's program will range from Sergei Prokofiev's classic score for the 1938 film Alexander Nevsky to the U.S. concert premiere of a suite from The Matrix, by composer Don Davis. Other composers to be represented include John Williams, Miklos Rosza, Dimitri Tiomkin, Maurice Jarre, and Max Steiner.

Royal Academy of Music graduate Craig Armstrong passed through the ranks of his native Scotland's band culture to become a respected and sought-after composer and arranger on the world stage. In the contemporary field, Madonna, U2, Björk and Massive Attack are among the acts to have benefited from his talents, but it is his scores for Ray, The Clearing, The Quiet American, The Bone Collector, and Baz Luhrmann's Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge that have brought him to the forefront of the movie industry.

The concert is presented by the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra Society. Dedicated to preserving and presenting timeless works by contemporary composers of film and television music in a setting worthy of their creative gifts and talents, the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra Society honors an art-form too rarely heard to its full dramatic effects on the concert stage.

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