• franz-waxman-composer-2000-1000
    Composer, conductor, and impresario, Franz Waxman was best known for his prolific
    career as a composer for the motion picture industry spanning 150 scores through the 1930-60’s.
    (At home in 1949 with his piano and collection of the complete works by Bach.)
  • franz-waxman-on-set-2000-1000
    Over the course of his career, Waxman scored over 150 films including five for
    Billy Wilder and four for Alfred Hitchcock including “Sunset Boulevard” and “Rear Window”.
    (On set in 1954.)
  • franz-waxman-oscar-2000-1000
    Waxman won two Oscars for Best Score, was nominated twelve times,
    and was the first to receive the honor in two consecutive years.
    (With Gene Kelly and the award for his 1950 score for “Sunset Boulevard”.)
  • franz-waxman-hollywood-bowl-2000-1000
    Waxman was also an accomplished concert composer and conductor. To this day, his most
    frequently performed work is Carmen Fantasie which was first recorded by Jascha Heiffetz in 1946.
    (Conducting Honneger’s “Joan of Arc” at the Hollywood Bowl 1949.)
  • franz-waxman-stravinsky-2000-1000
    In 1947, Waxman founded the Los Angeles Music Festival, and over the course of two decades used it as a platform
    to champion American composers and introduce significant international composers with over
    seventy premieres including work by Stravinsky, Shoenberg, and Shostakowitz. (Waxman with Stravinksy in 1960.)




December 22-23, 2014

Christmas Carol: Five Sketches After Dickens

Richard Kaufman, conductor

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Glasgow, Scotland

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December 31, 2014

Rebecca Suite

Simone Young, conductor

Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany

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January 15-18, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Leonid Sigal, violin soloist
Daniel Hege, conductor

Hartford Symphony Orchestra

Hartford, CT

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January 21, 2015

A Place in the Sun Suite

Thomas LACHAIZE sax soloist. Bernard POULET, conductor

Orchestre Symphonique Molto Assai

Bordeau, France

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February 8, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Thomas Halpin, soloist

Robert Duerr, conductor

Amherst Symphony Orchestra

Williamsville, NY

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February 13/14, 2015

A Place in the Sun

Christine MacDonnell, alto sax soloist

Lawrence Loh, conductor

Northeastern PA Symphony Orchestra

Wilkes-Barre, PA


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February 20-22, 2015

Sunset Boulevard

Andrew Crams, conductor

Elgin Symphony Orchestra

Elgin, IL

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March 4, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Amy Lee, soloist

Brett Mitchell, conductor

The Cleveland Orchestra

Miami, FL

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March 6-8, 2015

Sinfonietta for string orchestra and timpani

The Ride of the Cossacks

John Demain, conductor

Madison Symphony Orchestra

Madison, WI

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March 30, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Tomas Brauner, conductor

Czech Radio Symphony Orchestra

Prague, Czech Republic

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