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Date Of Birth:
April 15, 1903
Date Of Death:
May 05, 1983 (80)
Birth Place:
Chalfont, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND
Gender:
Male
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Buffalo Philharmonic Releases Schedule of Summer SeasonBuffalo Philharmonic Releases Schedule of Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

BUFFALO, NY - The BPO is planning a summer season that sees them travel to 12 Western New York venues and perform 14 concerts in a month's time. (more...)

VIDEO: GMA Gets Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look at STAR WARS SetVIDEO: GMA Gets Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes Look at STAR WARS Set
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2015

ABC News' Nick Watt got an exclusive first look when he toured the set of the highly anticipated next chapter of the famed space saga STAR WARS. Check it out below! (more...)

PHOTO: First Look - New STAR WARS Villain 'Captain Phasma' Revealed!PHOTO: First Look - New STAR WARS Villain 'Captain Phasma' Revealed!
by Movies News Desk - May 4, 2015

French fansite Star Wars Universe has shared a new Leibovitz photo from the shoot featuring “Game of Thrones” star Gwendoline Christie's character, who will serve as the First Order villain known as Captain Phasma (more...)

Photo Flash: Vanity Fair Releases Exclusive STAR WARS Character Photos by Annie LeibovitzPhoto Flash: Vanity Fair Releases Exclusive STAR WARS Character Photos by Annie Leibovitz
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Vanity Fair has released exclusive photos from the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, by photographer Annie Leibovitz. The photos feature Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, and Lupita N'yongo. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: May the Fourth Be with You- STAR WARS Meets Broadway and Bea Arthur!STAGE TUBE: May the Fourth Be with You- STAR WARS Meets Broadway and Bea Arthur!
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2015

May the Fourth be with you. That's right, it's a special day in the Star Wars fandom. Below, we celebrate May 4th with a Broadway-style flashback to Bea Arthur's big number in the 1978 Star Wars Christmas special. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo: FIRST LOOK - New Images from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENSPhoto: FIRST LOOK - New Images from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
by Movies News Desk - May 4, 2015

Vanity Fair has shared six new photos from STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS,  taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz. (more...)

Photo Flash: STAR WARS' Harrison Ford Poses With Chewbacca and More on Vanity Fair CoverPhoto Flash: STAR WARS' Harrison Ford Poses With Chewbacca and More on Vanity Fair Cover
by Movies News Desk - May 3, 2015

Vanity Fair just released a first look at their June issue, featuring cast members from the upcoming STAR WARS sequel. Below, check out the cover photo of Harrison Ford as Han Solo, with Chewbacca, as well as new characters, Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and a new droid named BB-8. (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Leslie Odom, Jr. & More to Perform at New Dramatists' Luncheon, Honoring Brian Stokes MitchellLeslie Uggams, Leslie Odom, Jr. & More to Perform at New Dramatists' Luncheon, Honoring Brian Stokes Mitchell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

NEW DRAMATISTS, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Offers Free Tickets to Military for Its PATRIOTIC POPS ConcertThe Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Offers Free Tickets to Military for Its PATRIOTIC POPS Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

At this year's Patriotic Pops concert, the Buffalo Philharmonic will honor the military not only onstage, but at the box office. (more...)

PSO to Present 'The Composer is Dead' Concert, 5/16PSO to Present 'The Composer is Dead' Concert, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

On Saturday, May 16, at 2:30 pm at Richardson Auditorium, the Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) presents Lemony Snicket's musical performance piece for children The Composer is Dead, a not-to-be-missed family concert in the grand tradition of Prokofiev's 'Peter and the Wolf.' Narrator Julian Grant unveils and interrogates every instrument of the orchestra as he solves Lemony Snicket's playful and perplexing murder mystery set in the symphony hall. Blending in more magical and bewitching music, the concert also features John Williams' Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Suite and Anatol Liadov's Baba-Yaga, Op. 56. PSO. Music Director Rossen Milanov conducts. (more...)

California Symphony Releases Schedule of Upcoming 2015-2016 SeasonCalifornia Symphony Releases Schedule of Upcoming 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

WALNUT CREEK, CA (April 21, 2015) – The California Symphony, entering its third season with Music Director Donato Cabrera, is expanding its regional profile in Northern California, performing concerts in three new venues beginning in June. The orchestra, based in Walnut Creek, will perform three concerts in summer 2015 and eight concerts during its 2015-16 season, including at its home at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek as well as at Oakland's Kaiser Center Rooftop Garden, the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center's Lincoln Theater in Yountville, and at the Concord Pavilion in Concord. The orchestra is focused on American repertoire, nurturing new American composers as part of its Young American Composer in Residence program, and bringing music to people in new and unconventional settings as well as performing the most revered core classical repertoire. In May 2016, the orchestra and guitarist Jason Vieaux perform the world premiere of the new concerto commission by Dan Visconti, current Young American Composer in Residence, in concert in Walnut Creek and Yountville. Other season highlights include an American Roots program with pianist Charlie Albright performing Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, a showcase of two California Symphony principal musicians in a little-heard R. Strauss double concerto, a rooftop outdoor performance with Postmodern Jukebox, performances of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 and Brahms' Symphony No. 2, the orchestra's first performance accompanying the live classic film The Wizard of Oz, and holiday music with Pacific Boychoir. Season subscription ticket packages go on sale today, Tuesday, April 21, at 10 am. (more...)

Seth MacFarlane to Join Cincinnati Pops Orchestra This SummerSeth MacFarlane to Join Cincinnati Pops Orchestra This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, under the direction of Conductor John Morris Russell, announces that Seth MacFarlane will make his Pops debut on Friday, July 24 at Riverbend Music Center's PNC Pavilion as part of the Orchestra's summer series. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Matthew McConaughey's 'Interstellar' Character React to New STAR WARS Trailer!VIDEO: Watch Matthew McConaughey's 'Interstellar' Character React to New STAR WARS Trailer!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Following the release of the very first official trailer for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, a clever fan edited a scene from 'Interstellar, to make it appear as if Matthew McConaughey's character got all choked up over viewing the footage for the first time. (more...)

The Indigo Girls Join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a One-Night-Only Concert, 4/30The Indigo Girls Join the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for a One-Night-Only Concert, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra joins with Amy Ray and Emily Saliers - better known as The Indigo Girls - for a one-night-only concert featuring their greatest hits - with an orchestral twist - on April 30 at 8 p.m. in Heinz Hall. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch New Teaser Trailer for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS!VIDEO: Watch New Teaser Trailer for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS!
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

The first full trailer for Disney and Lucasfilm's STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS was revealed today during the opening of Star Wars Celebration Live, a four-day event held at the Anaheim Convention Center. (more...)

2nd & Charles Reveals Winner of STAR WARS Celebration Sweepstakes2nd & Charles Reveals Winner of STAR WARS Celebration Sweepstakes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

2nd & Charles and its "Year of Star Wars" is sending a Star Wars fan and guest to participate in what is likely to be the largest Star Wars festival in history. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Promo Art for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENSPhoto Flash: New Promo Art for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Tim Veekhoven, an official contributor of the Star Wars site has shared new promo art or STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, on Twitter. (more...)

Chris Montan, Alexandre Desplat to Be Honored at BMI Film & TV AwardsChris Montan, Alexandre Desplat to Be Honored at BMI Film & TV Awards
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, will present the BMI Icon Award for outstanding career achievement to prolific composer Alexandre Desplat at the organization's 2015 Film & Television Awards. (more...)

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Presents A TRIBUTE TO JOHN WILLIAMS, 5/28-31The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Presents A TRIBUTE TO JOHN WILLIAMS, 5/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly leads the BSO and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society in the final SuperPops program of the season, a tribute to the work of film composer John Williams, considered one of the greatest of all time. On Thursday, May 28 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, May 29 at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 30 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 31 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, audiences will hear some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history including music from Superman, Home Alone, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harry Potter, Schindler's List, Star Wars, Saving Private Ryan and E.T. See below for complete program details. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Will Pay Tribute to John Williams in MayBaltimore Symphony Orchestra Will Pay Tribute to John Williams in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly leads the BSO and the Baltimore Choral Arts Society in the final SuperPops program of the season, a tribute to the work of film composer John Williams, considered one of the greatest of all time. On Thursday, May 28 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, May 29 at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 30 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 31 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, audiences will hear some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history including music from Superman, Home Alone, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Harry Potter, Schindler's List, Star Wars, Saving Private Ryan and E.T. See below for complete program details. (more...)

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