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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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May 24, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Denis Bouriakov, violin

Shanghai Symphony Concert Hall

Shanghai, China

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May 31, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Joongui Kim, soloist, Asher Raboy, conductor

Pacific Union College Orchestra

Napa, CA

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June 4 & 5, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Ning Feng, soloist, Rossen Milanov, conductor

Orquesta Sinfonica Principado De Asturias

Gijon and Oviedo, Spain

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June 7, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Jinjoo Cho, violin soloist. Marina Radiushina, piano

Biltmore Hotel Ballroom

Coral Gables, FL

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June 14, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Ludvig Gudim, soloist. Peter Szilvay, conductor

Oslo Philharmonic

Oslo, Norway

 

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June 21, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Simone Lamsma. soloist

Arjan Ten, conductor

Noord Netherlands Orchestra

The Hague, The Netherlands

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June 28, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Shenghuan Hu, soloist. Gregory Singer, conductor

Manhattan Symphonie

Merkin Concert Hall

New York City, NY

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July 8, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Mone Hattori, soloist. Zakhar Bron, conductor

Zakhar Bron Akademie Orchestra

Tonehalle

Zurich, Switzerland

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July 15-16, 2015

Tristan & Isolde Love Music

Hugo Ticcati, violin. Miro Karri, piano

Kuhmon Kamarimusikki Festival

Klukmo, Finland

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July 16, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Aylen Pritchin (violon), Éloïse Bella-Kohn (piano)

James Talents European Festival

Hotel de Soubise

Paris, France

 

 

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July 25, 2015

Prince Valiant

Kevin McMahon, conductor

Wheaton Symphony Orchestra

Glen Ellyn, IL

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September 20, 2015

Auld Lang Syne Variations

Contraste Ensemble

Radio France

Paris, France

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October 15/16, 2015

Rebecca

Hollywood in Vienna: Tales of Mystery

Keith Lockhart, conductor

ORF RSO Symphony Orchestra

Vienna, Austria

 

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October 16/17, 2015

The Ride of the Cossacks

Michael Zarling and Scott Koljonen, duo pianists

University of Montana School of Music

Music Recital Hall

Missoula, MT

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October 17, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Joshua Brown, soloist. Stephen Alltop, conductor

Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra

Elmhurst, IL

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October 24, 2015

Cafe Waltzes

Trio Nova Mundi

Gannon University

Hirt Auditorium, Blasco Library Library

Erie, PA

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October 24 & 25, 2015

Carmen Fantasie

Josephine Chung, soloist, Dr. Nicholas Milton, conductor

Willoughby Symphony Orchestra

The Concourse Chatswood – Last Night at Proms

Chatswood, Australia

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April 7, 2016

Carmen Fantasie

Rennosuke Fukuda, violin soloist

Kazuki Yamada, conductor

The Philharmonia

Royal Festival Hall

London, England

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