For the first time as part of its annual Oscar Week events, the Academy will present a live "Oscar Concert" celebrating this year's nominated scores and songs on Thursday, February 27, at 8 p.m. at UCLA's Royce Hall.
The program will feature an 80-piece orchestra performing suites from each of the nominated original scores, conducted by their composers, including:
William Butler and Owen Pallett, "Her"
Alexandre Desplat, "Philomena"
Thomas Newman, "Saving Mr. Banks"
Steven Price, "Gravity"
John Williams, "The Book Thief"
Prior to each piece, the respective composers will participate in a brief onstage conversation with film critic and radio host Elvis Mitchell about creating their scores.
The concert also will feature this year’s nominated original songs, including “Let It Go” from “Frozen,” performed by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and “Happy” from “Despicable Me 2,” performed by Jill Scott. Other special performers and guests will be announced soon on Oscars.org.
Tickets for the event range $75 to $100 and can be purchased HERE.
UCLA’s Royce Hall is located at 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095.