25th Anniversary Celebration of RUDY Concert Announced, Featuring Film Star Sean Astin
When people say dreams don't come true, tell them about Rudy. CineConcerts announces a once-in-a-lifetime live concert event: the 25th anniversary celebration of Rudy In Concert, live at the historic Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on November 10th, 2018. Conducted by Justin Freer, the 80-piece Hollywood Chamber Orchestra will perform Oscar? and Emmy?-winning composer Jerry Goldsmith's complete score live while the entire film is projected on a massive 40-foot HD screen. This 1993 American biographical sports film's first live concert premiere will help raise funds for The University of Notre Dame and regional Southern California high schools with support from The CineConcerts Foundation. Special guests including Sean Astin, Rudy Ruettiger, director David Anspaugh, writer Angelo Pizzo, producer Cary Woods and more will take part in a pre-show on-stage panel to discuss the film, music, and the magic of the story 25 years later. Pre-sale will be from September 24-28, with public on-sale on September 28, 10AM at http://axs.com/rudyinconcert.
All his life, people have told Rudy he's not good enough, not smart enough, not big enough. But nothing can stop his impossible dream of playing football for Notre Dame. Even as a young boy, Rudy (Sean Astin) is determined to join the Fighting Irish. Because some dreams won't die, Rudy goes through heroic lengths to win admission to Notre Dame. Once there, he becomes a walk-on player, serving as little more than a human tackling dummy against the starting players. Bloody and unbeaten, Rudy wins the respect of legendary coach Ara Parseghian and other Irish Players, who give him one shot at gridiron glory. An incredible true story from director David Anspaugh (Hoosiers), Rudy is an unforgettable testament to the power of dreams and triumph of the human spirit. In addition to starring Sean Astin, the film features an all-star supporting cast including Ned Beatty, Charles S. Dutton, Robert Prosky, Jon Favreau, and Lili Taylor. Written by Angelo Pizzo, produced by Robert N. Fried and Cary Woods, and directed by David Anspaugh, the film also showcases an iconic score by legendary composer Jerry Goldsmith (Star Trek: The Motion Picture, The Omen, Chinatown, Patton, Planet of the Apes, Papillon, Rambo) and is considered to be one of the best sports films of all time.
Rudy In Concert has been created by CineConcerts, in partnership with Sony Pictures. Justin Freer, President of CineConcerts and Producer/Conductor of Rudy In Concert, explains, "Rudy has captured the hearts and minds of millions around the world. Celebrating this amazing film and iconic music score with an 80-piece symphony orchestra playing the score live to picture will both excite and bring tears of joy to audiences everywhere."
Brady Beaubien, co-founder and CineConcerts Producer, adds, "Jerry Goldsmith's incredible music brings to life the film's heart, raw excitement, and internal battle by creating the continual sensation that Rudy's struggle feels like it is our own. We feel privileged to bring this film concert experience to Los Angeles, where countless movie dreams are born and where the score was also written."
For more information on Rudy in Concert, please visit http://rudyinconcert.com
CineConcerts is one of the leading producers of live music experiences performed with visual media. Founded by Producer/Conductor Justin Freer and Producer/Writer Brady Beaubien, CineConcerts has engaged millions of people worldwide in concert presentations that redefine the evolution of live experience. Recent and current live concert experiences include The Harry Potter Film Concert Series, Gladiator Live, The Godfather Live, It's a Wonderful Life in Concert, Dreamworks Animation In Concert, Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage 50th Anniversary Concert Tour, and Breakfast at Tiffany's in Concert. Justin Freer has quickly become one of the most sought-after conductors of film music with a long list of full symphonic live to projection projects. He has appeared with some of the world's leading orchestras including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. From full-length movie screenings with live orchestra to music-interactive sporting event experiences to original 3D-environment holiday programming, CineConcerts is at the forefront of live entertainment.
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About The CineConcerts Foundation
The CineConcerts Foundation seeks to connect underprivileged people of all backgrounds around the world with opportunities to experience music and media in a live concert setting. Further fundraising initiatives include partnering with charitable organizations to raise money through concerts produced by CineConcerts, which directly benefit people of all ages and ethnicities in more than 40 countries.