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    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.)
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    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.)
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    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”.)
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    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.)
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    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.)

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

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May 3, 2014

Carmen Fantasie
for violin and orchestra

Aisha Dossumova, violin soloist

Dan Spaulding, conductor

New Jersey Capital Philharmonic
Trenton, New Jersey

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May 28, 2014

Humoresque by Dvorak
Arr. by Franz Waxman

Daniel Hope, soloist

Andrew Litton, conductor

Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Bergen International Festival
Bergen, Norway

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May 30-31, 2014

The Ride of the Cossacks

Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

Richard Kaufman, conductor

Edmonton, Canada

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July 5, 2014

Rebecca Suite

Christof Brunner, conductor. Sinfonieorchester Tifico
Zurich, Switzerland

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July 20-23, 2014

Dr. Jekyll & Mr, Hyde Suite

Markus Luedke, conductor

Technical University Orchestra of Brunswick

Braunschweig, Germany

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July 26, 2014

Tristan and Isolde Fantasie

Marina Chiche, violinist

Enrique Mazzola, conductor

National Orchestra of Montpellier
Montpellier, France

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August 8, 2014

The Ride of the Cossacks

Yuri Serov, conductor

St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra

St. Petersbirg, Russia

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August 30, 2014

Carmen Fantasie
for violin and orchestra

Eugen Tichindeleanu, violin soloist

Björn Sagstad, conductor

Odense Symphony Orchestra

Odense, Denmark

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