Category Archives: Performances

Song of Terezin – Mauthausen

Oratorium im ehemaligen KZ  MauthausenThe Oratorio originated from poems written by children living in Terezín ghetto, later set to music by Franz Waxman in the USA, who himself escaped from the Nazi Germany into the States to become one of the most significant film music composers. This performance was organized and sponsored by Austrian Cultural Forum and was one of 5 in this series.

Sunset Blvd. Live

On August 6, 2006, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra made film-music history Sunday night, Aug. 6, by performing what is believed to be the first-ever live concert of a complete orchestral film score while actors read the script before an audience. The occasion at the Bowl marked the centenary of the birth of both director Billy Wilder (1906-2002) and composer Franz Waxman (1906-1967). Read more details at The Film Music Society.