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Oscars Celebrates BMI Nominees With First-Ever Concert

Posted in News on February 27, 2014
Pictured: John Williams
Pictured: John Williams

For the first time ever, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is including a celebratory night of music in its Oscar Week that, in years to come, is likely to become a full-blown televised spectacular. The inaugural edition will be held at UCLA’s Royce Hall Thursday, February 27th, 2014, and the program promises to be a unique evening of both music and discussion with some of today’s biggest composers.

An 80-piece orchestra will perform suites from each of the nominated Best Original Score pieces, conducted by their composer - meaning appearances by and chats with BMI composers such as John Williams (The Book Thief), Alexandre Desplat (SACEM) (Philomena) and Thomas Newman (Saving Mr. Banks). Following the scores, the nominees for Best Original Song will take the stage, including BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop alumni Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez offering a special rendition of their song “Let It Go” from Frozen.

The event is open to the public and tickets can be purchased here. Good luck to all of the BMI Oscar nominees!