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Pixar In Concert
- SOLD OUT
- February 17, 2017 8:00 PM
- where: Dell Hall directions
- conductor: Peter Bay
From the Toy Story trilogy to The Incredibles and UP, Pixar has forever changed filmmaking while giving us some of the most beloved characters in cinematic history. Now, Pixar is coming to you like you’ve never heard or seen it before: in concert with a live symphony orchestra.
This visually stunning, high-definition, multi-media family show features montages of memorable clips from Pixar’s first 14 films—including Cars, WALL•E, Ratatouille, A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., and Brave—all accompanied by your Austin Symphony Orchestra!
These great scores by Randy Newman, Patrick Doyle, Thomas Newman, and Michael Giacchino have won 10 Grammys® and three Academy Awards, and have received 10 Oscar nominations. This is one Pops concert you won’t want to miss.
Still want more? How about “tweeting” with our musicians and ASO staff? Wear your favorite Pixar character costume and take a photo in front of our photo “wall-E”. Enjoy the glorious views from the Long Center with a tasty beverage and snack from Sterlings. The Austin Symphony wants you to get the most out of your concert experience, which starts…
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Randy Newman is known to generations of fans as a songwriter, singer, pianist, and film composer. His critically acclaimed solo albums span six decades and include 12 Songs, Sail Away, Good Old Boys, Harps & Angels, and the current Randy Newman Songbook series.
Newman began scoring films in the 1980s, with movies including Avalon, Ragtime, The Natural, Awakenings, Pleasantville, all three Toy Story pictures, A Bug’s Life, Cars, Monsters, Inc., James and the Giant Peach, Seabiscuit, and The Princess and the Frog.
Newman has won two Academy Awards, three Emmys, five Grammy Awards, and the Governor’s Award from the Recording Academy. In 2005, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and in 2007, he was recognized as a Disney Legend – a program honoring integral contributions to The Walt Disney Company. Newman is on the Board of Councilors for the USC Thornton School of Music.
Patrick Doyle has composed over 50 international feature film scores, including Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Gosford Park, Sense and Sensibilty, Much Ado About Nothing, Indochine, Carlito’s Way and A Little Princess, collaborating with some of the most acclaimed directors in the world. Doyle has received two Academy Awards, Golden Globe and Cesar nominations and, in 1989, received the Ivor Novello Award for Best Film Theme for Henry V.
Classically trained, Doyle graduated from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in 1975. After many years composing for theatre, radio and television, he joined the Renaissance Theatre Company as composer and musical director in 1987. In 1989, director Kenneth Branagh commissioned Doyle to compose the score for Henry V. They have subsequently collaborated on several pictures, including 2011’s Thor.
Doyle was made a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music in 2001.
Michael Giacchino has fast become one of the best-known and most successful composers working in Hollywood today. His credits feature some of the most popular and acclaimed film projects in recent history, including The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Giacchino’s 2009 score for the Pixar hit Up earned him an Oscar®, a Golden Globe, the BAFTA, the Broadcast Film Critics’ Choice Award and two Grammy Awards.
Giacchino’s began his filmmaking career at the age of 10 in his backyard in Edgewater Park, New Jersey, and eventually went on to study filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. After college, he landed a marketing job at Disney and began studies in music composition, first at Juilliard and then at UCLA. From marketing, he became a producer in the fledgling Disney Interactive Division where he had the opportunity to write music for video games.
After moving to a producing job at the newly formed DreamWorks Interactive division, he was asked to score the temp track for the video game adaptation of The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Impressed, Steven Spielberg hired him as the composer and it became the first PlayStation game to have a live orchestral score. Giacchino continued writing for video games and became well known for his Medal of Honor scores.
Giacchino’s work in video games sparked the interest of J.J. Abrams, and thus began their long standing relationship that would lead to scores for the hit television series Alias and LOST, and the feature films Mission Impossible III, Star Trek, Super 8, and Star Trek Into Darkness.
Additional projects include collaborations with Disney Imagineering on music for Space Mountain, Star Tours (with John Williams) and the Ratatouille ride in Disneyland Paris. Giacchino also was the Musical Director of the 81st Annual Academy Awards. Currently, his music can be heard in concert halls internationally with both Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness films being performed live to picture with a full orchestra.
This summer, Michael will have three major films in theaters: Disney’s Tomorrowland, directed by Brad Bird, Pete Docter’s Inside Out from Pixar, and Universal’s Jurassic World, directed by Colin Trevorrow.
Giacchino sits on the Advisory Board of Education Through Music Los Angeles.
Thomas Newman has scored more than 50 motion pictures and television series and has earned ten Academy Award nominations, five Grammy Awards and an Emmy Award for his theme for the HBO original series Six Feet Under.
The youngest son of legendary Hollywood music director Alfred Newman, Newman studied composition and orchestration both at USC and Yale University and was greatly influenced by his mentor, Stephen Sondheim. At the age of 27, Newman successfully composed his first feature film score, Reckless. Since then, he has contributed distinctive scores to many acclaimed films including Fried Green Tomatoes, The Player, Scent of a Woman, The Shawshank Redemption, Little Women, The Horse Whisperer, Meet Joe Black, American Beauty, The Green Mile, Erin Brockovich, Finding Nemo, Cinderella Man, Jarhead, Revolutionary Road, Angels in America and Wall•E.
Newman is also an accomplished composer for the concert hall, including symphonies, concertos, and chamber
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