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January 14, 2014
UPCOMING SANTA MONICA CONCERT:
Bruce Broughton's "Concerto for Violoncello and Ten Instruments" will be premiered on March 14, 2015, by cellist Andrew Schulman, for whom the music was composed. The concert, A Charged Embrace, is part of the Jacaranda Music Series.
WHEN & WHERE:
March 14, 2015
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica Featuring:
Andrew Shulman, cello; Gloria Cheng, harpsichord; Nico Abondolo, double bass; Agave Baroque
Solo Piano Works Featuring the Music of Bruce Broughton
"The music is precious, coming straight from the composers' innermost souls...with no movie director looking over their shoulders! And solo piano music shows just about everything about a composer—literally no bells or whistles. I am so moved and privileged to have this music from their private selves, and I am eager to share it with the world," is how solo pianist Gloria Cheng describes the motivation behind Montage, a recording and documentary film featuring works composed for her by six of the most sought-after film-music composers, among them Bruce Broughton's "Five Pieces for Piano." For Cheng, it's revealing the composer's truest voice through the medium of solo piano that has inspired this unique compilation.
UPCOMING LONDON CONCERT:
BRUCE BROUGHTON AND THE HARP
The Royal Academy of Music to Host a Trio of Broughton Works
Rehearsal at the Royal Academy of Music, with the Elton John organ in the background (Sir Elton is an Academy alum)
Anyone familiar with Bruce Broughton's concert works will recognize two of the three works to be performed: "Tyvek Wood," a trio for flute, viola and harp; and "Toccata" for two harps and mallet percussion. The third, however, has been commissioned for this concert and will be enjoying its world premiere. "Dancing for Love, Dancing for the Gods" is a harp quartet inspired by a disparaging remark made by the legendary and often controversial American dancer, Isadora Duncan, about the dancers at the Paris Opera in 1900: "They do not dance for love. They do not dance for the Gods." For the complete program notes, click here.
On Saturday, January 10, 2015, Hollywood Scoring brought together 100 young performers, interested in playing in the studios, for a three-hour "Future Session Players Clinic" at Sony Studios. The orchestra was conducted by Bruce Broughton and recorded by veteran recording engineer, Dennis Sands. Film music cues were provided by the JoAnne Kane Music Services Library.
Broughton rehearsed the orchestra in film cues by Alan Sylvestri, James Horner, James Newton Howard, Jerry Goldsmith, John Powell and others, and then recorded the cues in order to demonstrate and experience the process and techniques of recording music for motion pictures. The event was sponsored by Hollywood Scoring and successfully produced by Michael Barry, Michael Patti and Noah Gladstone.
Considered the best brass in the world, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass performed a powerful program to a packed audience on December 18th that ranged from traditional favorites to masterworks, like Bruce Broughton's "Fanfares, Marches, Hymns & Finale," arranged for the brass ensemble. The piece was conducted by Michael Mulcahy, and was part of the Midwest Clinic, which is is held annually and is recognized as the world's largest instrumental music education conference.
Bruce Broughton takes a bow to a standing ovation with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass at Symphony Hall in Chicago.
Broughton's New Arrangement of "Luck Be a Lady" Premieres at Bowl
"It's going to be a wowee-zowee time at the Bowl!" exclaims Bruce Broughton of this weekend's (Aug. 29 & 30) Hollywood Bowl spectacular saluting the music of movies. Expect Maestro John Williams and orchestra, a massive choir, a children's choir, and the talented and versatile Seth MacFarlane singing a special arrangement of "Luck Be a Lady" by the talented and versatile Bruce Broughton.
Tickets are still available through Ticketmaster. For more information about the venue, please visit the Hollywood Bowl website.
For more information, please contact Lisa Edmondson.
August 15, 2014
BROUGHTON TO PERFORM WITH THE POPS IN PASADENA
A Concert at the LA County Arboretum August 16th
Hooray for Hollywood! is the theme of Saturday's concert in the picturesque setting of the LA County Arboretum, where there'll be plenty of stars to see from stage to sky. Familiar favorites, from song to symphony, will be performed by famed vocalists and composers along with the Pasadena POPS, among them special guest Bruce Broughton, who will be conducting his award-winning music from Silverado.
For a complete list of performers, a download of the program, and ticket purchases, please visit the host website.
For more information, please contact Lisa Edmondson.
August 13, 2014
ANOTHER BROUGHTON CD SIGNING IN BURBANK
In-store Event August 16th
Bruce Broughton will be back at Creature Features
in Burbank, August 16, 1pm–3pm, signing copies of his most popular and beloved soundtracks—Tombstone, Harry and the Hendersons, Silverado and The Monster Squad—and the newest Intrada release, a 4-CD set that includes the Broughton classic, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, which will also be available for purchase.
For more information, please contact Lisa Edmondson.
April 2, 2014
BROUGHTON CD SIGNING IN BURBANK
In-store Event April 5th
Bruce Broughton will be at Creature Features
in Burbank, April 5, 1pm–3pm, signing copies of his most popular and beloved soundtracks, including Tombstone, Harry and the Hendersons, Silverado, The Monster Squad, and a new Intrada release of Young Sherlock Holmes, which will also be available for purchase.
For more information, please contact Lisa Edmondson.
April 2, 2014
YOUNG SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE 2-CD PREMIERE
The Complete Soundtrack Unedited, Remastered and Conducted by Bruce Broughton
This Intrada release of Young Sherlock Holmes is worthy of the most discerning of collectors, who will not only appreciate the stunning sound quality, but the original tracks in their full length, with Bruce Broughton conducting the Sinfonia of London. Thanks to the collective courtesy of Paramount Pictures, Geffen Records and UMG, Intrada was granted access to the original 2" 24-track scoring session masters, from which this 2-CD set has been remastered, and features the entire 90-minute work along with several "extras" that fans of Bruce Broughton and the film itself will enjoy and appreciate.
The set is available for purchase through the Intrada website and select retail outlets while supplies last.
For more information, please contact Lisa Edmondson.
January 16, 2014
BROUGHTON SCORES OSCAR NOM IN ORIGINAL SONG CATEGORY
A surprising pick, given the obscurity of this little-known, Christian Indie film, Alone Yet Not Alone, the song of the same title is an authentic hymn in every sense, deftly composed by Broughton for Joni Eareckson Tada's raw and unapologetic vocals and Dennis Spiegel's lyrics that speak directly to the heart of the story. Seemingly simple, as hymns are so characterized, the music carries the humble weight on its shoulders of doing exactly what it's supposed to do: stir the spirit and calm the soul.
In this real-life ordeal that takes place in 1755 amidst the struggle of the colonies to survive the opposing European power and hostile native tribes, two sisters are captured and then separated, testing their faith to its farthest reaches. "Alone Yet Not Alone" is the hymn that holds their resolve and family strong, helping to guide their life-defining decisions and actions through their most perilous times.
While Bruce Broughton is most known for his robust film scores (Silverado, Lost in Space, Tombstone), he reminds us ever so gently that less isn't just more, it's all there need be.
Alone Yet Not Alone, which has been screened in limited release in 2013, is scheduled for general theatrical release in March, 2014.
Kent Eshelman, professor of tuba and euphonium at Baylor University, has
recorded Bruce Broughton's latest piece for tuba, Turbulence. The CD,
entitled Flavors, also features the first recorded performance of Broughton's
popular trumpet piece Oliver's Birthday in an arrangement made by the
composer for tuba. Kent recently premiered the version of Turbulence for
symphonic winds and tuba at the South Central Regional Tuba-
Euphonium Conference at Louisiana State with the LSU Wind Ensemble.
Flavors is available on Equilibrium Records distributed by Albany and
online by The Orchard/IODA.
Turbulence was commissioned by Kent Eshelman and Baylor University
and is published by Brubel Music.
Part 1 of a special two-part radio show devoted to Bruce Broughton, with the man himself as co-host, is now online at http://www.cinematicsound.net/a-conversation-with-bruce-broughton-pt-i. Tim Burden chats with Mr. Broughton about his beginnings, journeying through his vast repertoire, right up to his concert works and association with Hollywood in Vienna. Don't miss it!
Bruce Broughton contributed the musical score to artist Mathias Poledna's animated film Imitation of Life, the Austrian entry at the 2013 Venice Biennale.
The work of 155 artists and special exhibits from 88 countries are included, drawing
inspiration from the model of a utopian dream by Marino Auriti who
filed a design with the U.S. Patent office in 1955, depicting his Palazzo
Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace), an imaginary museum that was meant to
house all worldly knowledge. Auriti planned the model of a 136-story building
to be built in Washington, one that would stand 700 meters tall and take up over
Curator Massimiliano Gioni says, "
Blurring the line between professional artists
and amateurs, outsiders and insiders, the exhibition takes an anthropological
approach to the study of images, focusing in particular on the realms of the
imaginary and the functions of the imagination. What room is left for internal
images—for dreams, hallucinations and visions—fin an era besieged by external
ones? And what is the point of creating an image of the world when the world
itself has become increasingly like an image?"
"Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace) is a show about obsessions and
about the transformative power of the imagination..."
The 55th Venice Biennale opens on Saturday, June 1st, and will run six months, closing on the 24th of November, 2013.
Bruce Broughton's "Harlequin," performed by Brassband Heman Zuidwolde at Eurobrass 2011
January 4, 2013
HOLLYWOOD IN VIENNA FANFARE
Bruce Broughton's opening fanfare for "Hollywood in Vienna," incorporating Max Steiner's Gone with the Wind theme, with David Newman conducting the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra at the resplendent Wiener Konzerthaus (Vienna Concert Hall)
November 16, 2012
CHRONICLING THE MAKING OF BRUCE BROUGHTON'S "TRIPTYCH FOR VIOLIN AND ORCHESTRA"
October 1, 2012
"IN THE WORLD OF SPIRITS"
Amazon and iTunes have set October 2nd as the release date for Bruce Broughton's "In the World of Spirits" on a new CD, also entitled "In
the World of Spirits," recorded by the Emory Symphonic Winds, conducted by Dr. Scott A. Stewart. The CD features additional works for winds by Jennifer Higdon, Gustav Holst, Leroy Anderson and others. Planned originally as a Christmas album, the CD includes Holiday favorites such as "Greensleeves, Sleigh Ride" and a "Symphonic Prelude on Adeste Fideles."
"In the World of Spirits," commissioned by the Emory Symphonic Winds, was inspired by, but does not directly reference, the energy, power and terror that inhabited the native American magical world of spirit.
Hard copies will be available starting October 26th.
CONRAD CHOW'S PREMIERES FEATURES WORKS BY BROUGHTON
Premieres: The recording, on Cambria Master Recordings (Cambria CD-1204; distributed by Naxos) features Canadian violinist Conrad Chow and premiere recordings of music by Bruce Broughton – the renowned Oscar Nominee, Emmy Award-winning L.A. film composer – and works by Canadian composers Ronald Royer and Kevin Lau, performed by Conrad Chow and the celebrated Sinfonia Toronto, conducted by Ronald Royer. "Premieres" also includes a bonus track, featuring Conrad Chow and Bruce Broughton (playing piano), delivering Chopin's Nocturne in C# Minor.
The focus of this CD centers on the concept of the Premiere: the first showing of, or introduction to, something new. While new, each piece is inspired by earlier musical styles: Bruce Broughton's Concerto for Violin and Chamber Orchestra, Triptych evokes elements of the Baroque, 20th-century Prokofiev, and Celtic fiddle music of Scotland; his Gold Rush Songs are based on traditional American folksongs.
The making of Bruce Broughton's Triptych was captured by well-known Canadian filmmaker Saul Pincus. The concerti were recorded July 4–6, 2011, at Revolution Recording (Toronto) by Jeff Wolpert. The violin and piano pieces were recorded October 14, 2011, at Firehouse Recording Studios (Pasadena, CA) by Ed Woolley.
In the World of Spirits, commissioned by the Emory University Wind Ensemble in 2011 by Bruce Broughton, has been published and is now available for sale and performance by Brubel Music.
The nine-minute work is a depiction of the energy in the world of the spirit: the world of motion, action, feeling, terror and excitement; the engine that drives the physical world and in which all things move and live.
Bruce Broughton will be conducting a master class in film scoring this summer from June 15th through June 21st at the Piteå Sommarakademi (Piteå Summer Academy) in Piteå, Sweden, located approximately 500 miles north of Stockholm. For the first time, the annual Festival in Piteå (Festpelen i Piteå), of which the Summer Academy is a part, will be including a practical course in scoring for films that will include a week of film music studies presented by Broughton. The complete course will span five weeks and will include a recording to film by live musicians.
The Festpelen i Piteå is an annual event held since 1982, and is a summer destination for many pop, jazz and classical artists and ensembles. Further information about the festival can be found at www.festspelen.se/pitea-sommarakademi.
On April 20, 2011, the Emory University Wind Ensemble, conducted by Scott Stewart, will premiere Bruce Broughton's In the World of Spirits, as a part of the "Festival of New Music for Winds and Percussion." Broughton, who will attend the premiere, will also be honored with a performance of his American Hero, composed as a tribute to General Robert L. Scott, the author of God Is My Co-Pilot, as well as the finale from his Concerto for Piccolo and Wind Ensemble, performed by Carl Hall, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra's principal piccoloist.
In the World of Spirits was commissioned by Dr. Stewart and the Emory University Wind Ensemble in 2010, and, although not specifically referential, was inspired by the vivid and powerfully dramatic spirit world of the Plains Indians, specifically the Comanche.
BRUCE BROUGHTON FEATURED IN LATEST CD RELEASE BY THE BAY BRASS
Fans of Bruce Broughton's music for brass will certainly want to get Sound the Bells! the latest CD release from The Bay Brass, which features Broughton's Fanfares, Marches, Hymns & Finale.
ClassicsToday.com described the piece as "a substantial (20 minutes) and captivating composition that happily expresses itself within the realm of conventional brass ensemble customs and language—no gimmicks, no weird experiments, no gratuitous sound effects—while maintaining an original voice through the composer's clever treatment of his thematic ideas."
The long-awaited CD also includes previously unreleased works of John Williams, Michael Tilson Thomas, Morten Lauridsen (including the composer's brass transcription of his O Magnum Mysterium ), Scott Hiltzik and Kevin Puts. The album was recorded by Shawn Murphy at the Skywalker Ranch and is being released on the Harmonia Mundi label on March 8th, Broughton's birthday. The Super Audio CD features 5.1 Surround Sound, but also plays on regular CD players. The CD is available for pre-order on Amazon.com.
Described by the American Record Guide as "a truly wonderful brass ensemble with a full-bodied sound and no rough edges," The Bay Brass, founded in 1995, is composed of brass players from the San Francisco Bay Area's leading performing organizations, including the San Francisco Symphony, the San Francisco Ballet and the San Francisco Opera Orchestras.
On March 27, 2011 at 7 PM, The Bay Brass will celebrate the album's release with a performance at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music that will include music from the album. The concert will feature Broughton's Fanfares, Marches, Hymns & Finale, with the composer conducting.
INTRADA ANNOUNCES PREMIERE SIGNATURE RELEASE OF BRUCE BROUGHTON'S "GLORY & HONOR"
The challenge of scoring the story of American Navy commander Robert Peary's quest to discover the North Pole along with his trusted valet, Matthew Henson, an African American whose contribution has long been dismissed, could not have been handled more eloquently by Bruce Broughton, who brings to life themes of heroism and icy perils through sonorous brass, while the undercurrents of family and relationships are woven with woodwinds and strings. Inuit influences can be heard throughout, while the occasional emergence of turn-of-the-century allusions, such as ragtime, add a pointed sense of relevance.
Broughton's complete score can now be purchased on CD, which has been mastered from the original session masters.
For track listing, to hear audio samples from the CD, or to purchase, please visit the the Intrada website. This premiere, Signature Edition release is limited to 1200!
An inside look at the NYU/ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring Workshop.
by by Jeffrey DiLucca
This year marked the 10th annual NYU/ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring
Workshop in memory of the late Walt Disney Studios composer, Buddy Baker. A
stellar composer with outstanding film credits such as The Fox and the Hound,
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, and a grammar school favorite of many
a music major, Donald in Mathmagic Land, Baker gave back to the industry by
starting the film scoring program at the University of Southern California and
initiating the annual NYU/ASCAP workshop with New York University film scoring
program director, Dr. Ron Sadoff. Read entire article...
DAVID GRIFFIN'S CD RELEASE, "FOR YOU," INCLUDES WORLD-PREMIERE RECORDING OF BROUGHTON HORN SONATA
When David Griffin was asked what prompted him to make this recording, he replied, "The primary reason for making it was to record the Broughton Sonata. It's a wonderful addition to the horn repertoire and deserves to be better known."
David Griffin's CD, "For You," can be purchased online at CD Baby.
June 25, 2010
BRUCE BROUGHTON RECEIVES ASCAP MANCINI AWARD
by Jon Burlingame
(Left to right) ASCAP Henry Mancini Award honoree Bruce Broughton, ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams, and ASCAP Golden Note Award Honoree Dennis McCarthy. Photo by Lester Cohen; courtesy ASCAP
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.—Veteran composers Bruce Broughton and Dennis McCarthy took top honors at Thursday night's 25th annual film and television music awards of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Approximately 600 attended the black-tie event.
Broughton – well-known for his Oscar-nominated score for Silverado, Grammy-nominated music for Young Sherlock Holmes and Emmy-winning scores for many TV projects including O Pioneers!, Warm Springs and the themes for JAG and Tiny Toon Adventures – received the Henry Mancini Career Achievement Award "in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to the music of film and television." Read entire article...
BRUCE BROUGHTON TO BE HONORED AT 25TH ANNUAL ASCAP FILM AND TELEVISION MUSIC AWARDS
At this year's ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, Bruce Broughton will be presented with the distinguished ASCAP Henry Mancini Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to the world of film and television music.
Said ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams, "As we celebrate the 25th anniversary of our Film & Television Music Awards, we are especially proud to spotlight the achievements of Bruce Broughton.... Bruce's sterling compositions are featured in a stunning variety of media, and he brings a tireless spirit to his work as both a teacher and an ASCAP Board member. It's especially gratifying to give the prestigious Henry Mancini Award to a creator whose success is matched by such selfless commitment to education and service."
Previous recipients have included Carter Burwell, John Debney, Mark Isham, Quincy Jones, Michel Legrand, Randy Newman, James Newton Howard, Johnny Mandel, Marc Shaiman, Howard Shore, Alan Silvestri, and Hans Zimmer.
"Bruce Broughton works in many styles and eclectic venues, but is best known for his film scores to Silverado, Tombstone, Lost in Space, The Presidio, Miracle on 34th Street, the Homeward Bound adventures; his television themes to JAG, Dinosaurs and Tiny Toon Adventures; TV mini-series (Roughing It, The Blue and Gray, True Women); TV movies (Warm Springs, the two Eloise films) and countless episodes of TV series such as Dallas, Quincy and Hawaii Five-O. He has been nominated for an Oscar, a Grammy and 22 Emmys, having won the latter award a record 10 times. He has composed music for many of the Disney theme park attractions throughout the world, and wrote the first orchestral score for a CD-ROM game, Heart of Darkness. He conducted and supervised the recording of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue for Fantasia 2000, and has recorded critically acclaimed performances of classic film scores by Miklos Rozsa and Bernard Herrmann. As a composer of concert music, he has composed many works for orchestra, among them a popular tuba concerto, a piccolo concerto, the children's fantasy The Magic Horn for narrator and orchestra, and has had his works commissioned and performed by the Cleveland Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the National Symphony and by members of the San Francisco Symphony. In addition he has numerous published works for band and chamber groups. He is chairman of the music branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a past President of The Society of Composers and Lyricists and a former governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He is a lecturer in music composition and orchestration at UCLA and has taught film composition at the University of Southern California. Bruce currently serves on the ASCAP Board of Directors."--The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
The 25th annual ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards take place June 24, 2010, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California.
May 27, 2010
BROUGHTON TUBA CONCERTO TO BE PREMIERED IN OREGON
Bruce Broughton's popular Tuba Concerto is receiving its Oregon premiere May 28 & 30 by the North Oregon Coast Symphony conducted by Collin Heade. The tuba soloist is Dennis Hale.
May 28th | 7pm
Astoria Performance Center
16th & Franklin
Astoria, OR 97103
May 30th | 3pm
Tillamook United Methodist Church
3808 12th Street
Tillamook, Oregon 97141
May 24, 2010
BROUGHTON, GIACCHINO, AND DOCTER COME TOGETHER AT A.M.P.A.S.'S ANNUAL MARC DAVIS CELEBRATION OF ANIMATION
Excerpt from Jim Hill's article, "What's Opera, Doc?" celebrates the marriage of animation and classical music:
"As the lights went down in the Samuel Goldwyn Theater this past Friday night, the curtain rose to reveal Leopold Stokowski taking the conductor's stand in Fantasia. But the first notes of the evening were not from that 1940 classic feature. But — rather — from the tinny, half-destroyed instruments that Goofy and the gang played in that Mickey Mouse favorite, "The Symphony Hour."
Award-winning Hollywood composer held in high esteem by peers
by Jon Burlingame
Bruce Broughton turns 65 today.
But don't speak about retirement to the Oscar- and Grammy-nominated, multi-Emmy-winning composer. He seems to be busier than ever, with projects in multiple arenas of music-making – from concert-hall commissions to high-profile animation projects to theme-park rides – and he remains a leader in the Hollywood music community, currently serving both as a governor in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and on the board of directors of ASCAP.
"Few film composers have raised the standard of our industry by being overqualified for the work," says fellow Emmy-winning composer Richard Bellis. "Bruce is, most assuredly, a member of that exclusive club which include the likes of Korngold, Rozsa, Goldsmith and Williams." Read entire article...
February 22, 2010
BRUCE BROUGHTON TO TEACH AT 2010 NYU/ASCAP FOUNDATION WORKSHOP
Film Scoring Workshop in Memory of Buddy Baker to Commence May 18th at NYU Steinhardt
Classical Hollywood film scoring is the focus of the NYU/ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring Workshop that continues to be taught by some of the industry's most creative and prolific composers and orchestrators. This year's exceptional faculty includes the distinguished "Silverado" composer and ASCAP Board Member, Bruce Broughton, who is currently inspiring USC students at the Thornton School of Music.
Workshop sessions will concentrate on the creative process, orchestrating, conducting, and MIDI mockups, culminating in a full day of recording sessions with some of New York City's top-tier studio musicians. (Previous workshops included members of the NY Philharmonic and The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra). The business side of film music will also be addressed.
The Workshop runs from May 18–27, 2010. The deadline for applicants is April 1, 2010.
Beginning in July, Bruce Broughton will be conducting a workshop in the art of Hollywood Music at the Albrecht Berger Music School in Vienna, Austria. The workshop offers a week-long course in the creation and production of music for film, television and video games.
Broughton was a recent guest of "Hollywood in Vienna," a celebratory concert of symphonic film music in which he coducted excerpts from hs score to "Silverado."