Renowned Film Composer James Newton Howard Premieres Timely Cello Concerto

Posted in News on March 25, 2019

Royce Hall in Los Angeles was the venue. The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with principal cello Andrew Shulman was the ensemble. And the music? None other than by composer James Newton Howard, who last night premiered his newest work, “When we were one,” a riveting concerto inspired by politics and the California fires of last year. As would be expected, these dramatic events created an intense mood ripe for the strings of a cello, and yet through the beauty of Howard’s music, the expectant audience, which included BMI’s Doreen Ringer-Ross, left the concert with a sense of hopeful resolution, as only the music of a true master can accomplish.

Congratulations, JNH, on a wonderful work!


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