OSCARS: Live Concert To Feature Nominated Songs, Scores

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tells Deadline that there is no formal announcement at this time, but we have learned that an email went to members of the Academy’s Music Branch today announcing that Oscar-nominated songs and scores will be featured in a live concert for the first time. The nontelevised event will be held February 27 at UCLA’s Royce Hall, three days before the 86th annual Academy Awards ceremony. “A symphony orchestra of Los Angeles studio musicians will perform a suite from each score of up to 10 minutes in length,” Music Branch governors Charles Fox, Arthur Hamilton and David Newman said in the email. “Subject to availability, each original composer will conduct his or her own work. We’re planning for brief onstage conversation with composers and their directors about the process of creating music for motion pictures.” Performers and writers of Oscar-nominated songs are featured during the televised ceremony, but “the musical scores … have not been performed on the Oscars in a fully realized way because of the length of the show”, the statement said. The governors described the concert as a “milestone in Oscar music history” and something that would “hopefully become an annual event”. The Academy said the initiative came directly from the Music Branch, and it had no further comment. Read the full email after the jump: (more…)

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