London Symphony Brings ‘The Music of Hollywood’ to Nashville

Posted in News on May 31, 2002

The London Symphony Orchestra's performance (4/28) of "The Music Of Hollywood" was a special event for Nashville, marking the first time the world-famous LSO has appeared in Music City. Jeff Bown Productions presented the concert at the Gaylord Entertainment Center. BMI was a sponsor of the evening, which featured the music of composers Jerry Goldsmith ("Star Trek:The Motion Picture," "Mulan," "The Last Castle"), John Williams ("Star Wars," "E.T.", "Indiana Jones" theme), John Barry ("Out Of Africa," "James Bond" theme), Bernard Herrmann ("North By Northwest") and Maurice Jarre ("Lawrence of Arabia"), among others. A highlight of the program, conducted by Maestro Kenneth Schermerhorn of the Nashville Symphony, was Williams's music from "Schindler's List," featuring LSO concertmaster Gordon Nikolitch on the violin.

BMI's Patsy Bradley and Caroline Davis, Deborah Allen, LSO concertmaster Gordon Nikolitch, Kathy Dozier

Among the guests at the concert and its Evening in London reception were AFM Local 257 President Harold Bradley; Belmont University President Dr. Robert Fisher; Middle Tennessee State University President Sidney McPhee; songwriters Mark James, Deborah Allen, Claire Davidson, Kyle Fredericks, Sherrie Austin, Will Rambeaux; and composer Chuck Lee, winner of the 2001 BMI/Jerry Goldsmith Film Scoring Scholarship at UCLA Extension.

Kathy Dozier, Betty & Randy Smith, Judy & Dr. Robert Fisher of Belmont, Sidney McPhee of MTSU, BMI's Patsy Bradley, Chuck & Michele Lee

BMI's Michael Tortora, Kathy Dozier, Raymond Hicks & Deborah Allen, BMI's Caroline Davis and Patsy Bradley, event producer Jeff Bown, Mark & Karen James, Chuck & Michele Lee and Betty & Randy Smith