MUSIC AND CINEMA, July 22

The Los Angeles Film Orchestra announces its first performance, Basil Poledouris: The Music and The Movies, at the Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall on July 22 at 8 p.m. PT. The orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Steven Allen Fox, will also be joined by the SoCal Chorale conducted by Choir Maestra Marya Basaraba.

Poledouris was one of the most beloved composers of film music. The concert will feature sequels to many of the late composer’s critically acclaimed film scores, including The Blue Lagoon, The Hunt for Red October, Free Willy and more. Special presenters and guest conductors will include composers John Debney, John Frizzell, John Ottman, Christopher Lennertz and filmmakers Randal Kleiser (Blue Lagoon), Paul Verhoeven (RoboCop, Starship Troopers), John Milius (Conan The Barbarian, Red Dawn) and surprise guests. The concert also marks the 40th anniversary of the release of Conan: The Barbarian. Tickets available at www.MusicCenter.org

Special guest conductors, Basil’s colleagues and collaborators, will join Steven Allen Fox, the Los Angeles Film Orchestra and the SoCal Chorale in this special tribute, produced and hosted by Robert Townson, who has collaborated with Poledouris on twenty of his albums. .

Tickets on sale now at www.musiccenter.org.

All spectators must present proof of full vaccination (no recall) or negative test, along with corresponding photo ID, and wear masks indoors unless actively eating/drinking. You can find more detailed information at www.musiccenter.org/safety

About Basil Poledouris: Award-winning television and film composer Basil Poledouris has earned a reputation for his ability to transcend genres, eras and entertainment mediums. His TV work would be Emmy-winning for scoring the 1989 Western miniseries Lonesome Dove.

Poledouris’ formal film music studies began at USC. Thanks to USC, his big breakthroughs came writing scores for films made by former USC classmates: John Milius’ Big Wed-nesday (1978) and Randall Kleiser’s The Blue Lagoon (1980) . Poledouris, who rose to prominence for his action film scores, went on to score Milius’ Conan the Barbarian, Red Dawn, Farewell to the King and Flight of the Intruder and Kleiser’s Summer Lovers, White Fang and It’s My. Party.

He also had ongoing working relationships with Paul Verhoeven (Robocop and Starship Troopers), Simon Wincer (Quigley Down Under and Free Willy), and John Waters (Serial Mom and Cecil B. DeMented). He also composed The Hunt for Red October and LES MISERABLES, among others.

In addition to writing for Lonesome Dove, Poledouris scored the 1987 14-hour miniseries Amerika.

In 1996, Poledouris was commissioned to write music for the opening of the Summer Olympics in Atlanta; his “Tradition of the Games” was performed by the Atlanta Symphony and a 300-voice choir.

In 2006, while being treated for stage four cancer, he conducted the first live performance of Conan The Barbarian music at a concert in Ubeda, Spain. He succumbed to cancer four months later.

About the Los Angeles Film Orchestra: Founded this year by Steven Allen Fox, the Los Angeles Film Orchestra is a premier orchestra whose members are leading studio and concert musicians in Hollywood. Orchestra musicians can be heard on many Hollywood blockbusters, award-winning films, television projects and video games. With a focus on unique projects and passionate collaborations, loyalty and quality are key values ​​in everything the orchestra creates.

About Steven Fox: Steven Allen Fox is an innovative concert creator, conductor, producer and composer. Fox has earned an international reputation directing and producing more than 100 film music concerts, including Avatar, Star Wars and Disney in Concert: Tale As Old As Time. Her Hollywood Bowl performances include Disney’s The Little Mermaid Live in Concert, Beauty and the Beast, and Coco Live-to-Film Concert Experience. Orchestras he has conducted include the San Francisco Symphony, Hollywood Studio Symphony, Tenerife Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Brass Ensemble and City of Prague Philharmonic.

Fox has conducted and shared the stage with legendary composers such as Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, Alan Silvestri, Richard Sherman, Thomas Newman, John Debney and Michael Giacchino. He has also managed rock legends from Dishwalla to Dave Lombardo of metal band Slayer. In 2002, Fox founded and became the musical director and conductor of the Golden State Pops Orchestra. GSPO credits include The Magnificent Movie Poster World of Drew Struzan, Varése Sarabande’s 35th Anniversary Concert, and A Spoonful of Sherman: A Symphonic Concert.

Steven Fox holds a bachelor’s degree in music theory and composition from Illinois State University and a graduate certificate in film and television music from the University of Southern California (USC). ).

A prolific film music producer, Robert Townson has an impressive number of concerts and albums to his credit. In addition to producing over 1,400 albums, his concert credits include the Abbey Road Studios 80th Anniversary Concert, the Universal Pictures 100th Anniversary Concert, China’s first film music concert featuring the Macau Orchestra at the Venetian Resort Hotel and birthday celebration concerts for composers Jerry Goldsmith. , Elmer Bernstein and Lalo Schifrin. Townson has collaborated with Steven Allen Fox’s Golden State Pops Orchestra on a prestigious and ongoing series of concerts in Los Angeles over the past decade. His 35-year career saw him work with virtually every major film composer and had a long friendship and working relationship with Basil Poledouris.

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