WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
w/ Gloria Cheng, piano (New York Premiere)
The six film composers represented on Montage: Great Film Composers and the Piano' have amongst them amassed 72 Oscar nominations and eight wins. 'But,' ponders the introductory essay to her recent CD, 'what melodies, harmonies, what cadences haunt their private dreams?' Pianist Gloria Cheng wanted to find out. Hear selections from pieces written expressly for her by John Williams (Star Wars, Jaws, E.T.), Bruce Broughton (Silverado, Young Sherlock Holmes), Don Davis (The Matrix, Beauty and the Beast), Michael Giacchino (Up, Lost, Ratatouille) and Randy Newman (Monsters, Inc, Toy Story). Alexandre Desplat (The Queen, Grand Budapest Hotel, Argo) contributed a piece originally written for Lang Lang. A documentary film chronicling the composers and Cheng during the recording process begins the evening.