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Friday, September 29, 2006


From Costa Communications comes a correction to their previous press release on the subject below, which I posted on the site a few days ago. Please disregard that previous release.

Saturday, October 7 at UCLA

(Hollywood, CA) - 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 the "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

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 honours an
art-form too rarely heard to its full dramatic effects on the concert stage.
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