SEE-SAW / PART V / MEMBER COMMENT / HONOR OUR OWN / EVENTS

I. BUILDING SEE-SAW CONTINUES
II. FLASHBACK TIME – 2005 – PART V – MORE FOREIGN VENUES
III. MEMBER COMMENT
IV. ASMAC HONOR OUR OWN
V. EVENTS

…Absolutely guaranteed anonymity – Former Musician’s Union officer
…The one voice of reason in a sea of insanity – Nashville ‘first call’
scoring musician
…Allows us to speak our minds without fear of reprisal – L.A. Symphonic musician
…Reporting issues the Musicians Union doesn’t dare to mention – National touring musician

***** LOCAL 47 MEETING THIS MONDAY at 7:30 PM *****

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I. BUILDING SEE-SAW CONTINUES

Alameda Building is off the table again.

Greetings Colleagues,

Well, once again the Alameda Building is off the table, this time
for good it would seem.

Our building has been sold and on Thursday surveyors were
on the property taking measurements.

According to reliable sources, we’ll be able to rent back the
building for $1 a month for the next 8-9 months. After that?
If we do not find a building, it’ll be store front time, unless
we can extend the dollar deal.

Our iconic building is gone.

More as it comes in.

THE COMMITTEE

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II. FLASHBACK TIME – 2005 – PART V – OTHER RECORDING OPTIONS
resulting from unusable contracts.

[E: And this was 11 years ago,.. there are myriad more options now.]

The Pro Arte Orchestra
“The quality of top musicians in London is legendary and the
players (of the Pro Arte Orchestra) are among the best in
the world” –
Composer, Jim Parker

This is a commercial recording orchestra made up from a select
pool of London’s finest orchestral session musicians run by the
highly respected contractor Colin Sheen, in association with
Tadlow Music.

BUSTER – Anne Dudley
DÉJň VU – Michael Gibbs
EVITA: THE MOVIE – Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice
GOLDEN GATE – Elliot Goldenthal
GREGORY’S TWO GIRLS – Michael Gibbs
GROUNDFORCE – Jim Parker
HOUSE OF CARDS – Jim Parker
HOWARDS END – Richard Robbins
THE HOUSE OF ELIOTT – Jim Parker
JEEVES AND WOOSTER – Anne Dudley
THE LONG DAY CLOSES – Bob Last
MADEMOISELLE – Philippe Sarde
THE MIDSOMER MURDERS – Jim Parker
MOLL FLANDERS – Jim Parker
THE POPE MUST DIE – Anne Dudley
A RATHER ENGLISH MARRIAGE – Jim Parker
THE REMAINS OF THE DAY – Richard Robbins
SISTER MARY IGNATIOUS EXPLAINS IT ALL – Philippe Sarde
SOMEONE ELSE’S AMERICA – Andrew Dickson
THE STUPIDS – Christopher L. Stone
TOM JONES – Jim Parker
TREASURE ISLAND – Christopher L. Stone
WALKER: TEXAS RANGER – Christopher L. Stone
WILT – Anne Dudley

The Pro Arte Orchestra has also appeared on albums by THE
EURYTHMICS and SIMPLY RED and hits by TOM JONES and
S-CLUB SEVEN plus numerous albums of Library Music for KPM

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BRATISLAVA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Destiny had it all worked out. The acronyms of the Bratislava
Symphony Orchestra – BSO – made it inevitable that it would turn into
one of the most sought after European orchestras in Spain for
recording film soundtracks. It suffices to mention their “sounding” role
in films such as:
“800 Balas” (800 Bullets) by Roque BaĖos;
“En la Ciudad sin Límites” (In the city without limits) by Victor Reyes (both
nominated for the prestigious Spanish film awards – The Goya – in the
category of best soundtrack for 2002);
“Al Sur de Granada” (South of Granada), by Juan Bardem (winner of the
Goya award as best soundtrack for 2003);
“Hotel Danubio” (Hotel Danube), by Pablo Cervantes, or “Los Reyes Magos”
(The three kings), by José Battaglio and Kaelo del Río.

The Bratislava Symphony Orchestra may well be one of the most versatile
orchestras around, since besides its obvious dedication to the classical
repertoire, it also dedicates an important part of its activities to playing
and recording styles as different as music for cinema, pop, copla, or
music for video games. A peculiarity that contrasts with this stylistic
and cultural variety to which BSO has become dedicated is the fact
that all of its musicians are Slovak.

Slovakia is also one of the countries which have recently joined the
European Union, a fact which will likely maintain and possibly
increase the musical demand on the city and the activities of the
Bratislava Symphony Orchestra.

The availability of Spanish orchestras for recording film music is
practically nonexistent. The reasons for this situation are many, but
the fact is that it forces Spanish composers of film soundtracks to
look for orchestras abroad and carry out their recordings thousands of
miles from away. David Hernando is very well acquainted with this
situation; he sums it up as follows: “I think the main reason why
composers seek to record outside of Spain is in the quality and
experience that foreign orchestras such as the BSO can offer. This
doesn’t mean that Spain has no quality orchestras, but it’s rather a
tradition that has become lost with time. After the Spanish civil war
there were several orchestras in Madrid that were dedicated to this
type of work, but with time they disappeared.

For more information: http://www.bso.sk/ To contact the orchestra:
[email protected] To contact David Hernando, BSO conductor
[email protected]

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The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra

The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra are an exclusive
recording orchestra comprising of the cream of musicians from
the various Czech orchestras, including many from the world
renowned Czech Philharmonic.

Recording with the orchestra could not be simpler as there is
just one basic fee per musician per session with no hidden
extras like doubling, porterage, or management fee*. Also,
permanently housed in the studio is all standard orchestral
percussion plus grand piano, harpsichord and organ.

So you would have access to some of the finest orchestral
players in the world at a very affordable price: from €15 (£10) (10 years ago)
per musician per hour for Film & TV Score Recording and
from €20 (£13) per musician per hour for Album Recording.

What the Composers Say:
“The rendition of THE MATRIX is really excellent …this is high
quality music recording” (Don Davis) “Better than the original
soundtrack” (Dennis McCarthy)

“I just played the new recording of my score to THE VIKINGS:
Bravo! Bravissimo!” (Mario Nascimbene)

“You’ve got a good score? Go to the City of Prague Philharmonic,
they’ll bring the best out of it. They love to play good music all the
time” (Frank Peterson, Composer, Arranger and Producer of the
last 6 Albums by Sarah Brightman)

“Bravo on your fine recordings and performances on SPACE3. I
thought the renditions were fresh and well realised…keep up the
good work” (Basil Poledouris)

“A wonderful orchestra, full of enthusiasm in their performance and
with a big, rich symphonic sound. I was impressed with the speed
of their sight-reading and the high level of musicianship that brought
my scores to life.” (Adam Saunders)

“Apart from their fine playing, the Prague musicians have a
refreshing attitude to their work. They are always willing to give
the best performance and cope with the unpredictability of film
sessions with as much versatility as any other group.” (Nic Raine)

“Nowhere beats the cost/quality ratio of Prague. A fantastic place
to record if you haven’t got the budget of a major studio picture.
I come back time and time again. That says it all.” (Julian Nott)

“I have recorded over 160 hours with the CPPO, so I have
obviously been happy with my results to keep returning. Everything
runs smoothly, and I have had no technical problems with recording
to picture. I have become so comfortable that I forget that I’m talking
to the musicians in a different language. I highly recommend the City
Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.” (David Michael Frank)

NEXT TIME:PART VI: IS BRITISH FILM DEAD?

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III. MEMBER COMMENT

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IV. ASMAC “Honors Our Own”: Duane Tatro and Glenn Jordan

@ Catalina’s Jazz Club – Wed., May 18, 2016 – 11:30am

Please join us as ASMAC ‘Honors Our Own’,

Duane Tatro and Glenn Jordan
 
A few times each year, ASMAC takes the time to highlight two of our outstanding members – composers, arrangers, orchestrators – individuals who have created works in any single or multiple arenas.  This May, we honor two highly talented and respected individuals who have also served as Board Members of ASMAC.

DUANE TATRO
has composed extensively for television and film as well as writing live concert media works for orchestra, wind ensemble, chamber ensembles, and electronic instruments. In his early career, he worked professionally as an instrumentalist; playing clarinet, saxophone and bassoon.

His film and television credits include: Hotel, Dynasty, Loveboat, Matt Houston, Glitter, Hawaii Five-O, Barnaby Jones, Tales of the Unexpected, Most Wanted, Super Star, Manhunter, Cannon, Streets of San Francisco, Cades County, M.A.S.H., Mission Impossible, Mannix, Australia, A Timeless Land, and many Movies of the Week.

Mr. Tatro has participated in Meet the Composer programs at both San Diego and New Mexico State Universities, where he lectured on 20th Century music and composing for films.

His few of his concert works include:

“Concerto for Amp. Guitar and Chamber Orchestra”, which premiered at Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History (1977), Charles Blackman, Conductor.

“Serenade and Aubade”, for string orchestra, premiered (1981), Southeast Symphony, Charles Blackman, Conductor.

“Tuba Quartet”, (1989) performed by the Los Angeles Tuba Quartet.

“Fantasia”, for concert band, premiered at the Society of Composers, Inc. Conference, University of Hawaii (1999), Grant Okamura, Director, “Untitled Lament” for Mixed Chorus and Chamber Orchestra (1999).

“Capriccio” for flute, viola, harp (2000)

Mr. Tatro studied with composers Arthur Honegger, Darius Mihaud, Halsey Stevens, and George Tremblay. He received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Southern California, with additional studies in Paris France. He is listed in the International Who’s Who in Music (1975), the Encyclopedia of Jazz (1955), and the Dictionary of International Biography (1976).

On May 18th we will also be bringing out the birthday cake for Duane – as he celebrates his 90th birthday with us!!!

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GLENN JORDAN
is an award winning songwriter, composer, producer, singer and performer whose music is heard every day by millions of people.

Glenn’s credits as a composer include scoring and providing music for over a thousand episodes of television programs and films in the last 15 years, including The X-files, Millennium, Biography, Doug, 101 Dalmatians, Catdog and Something About Mary.  As composer/musical director of Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Glenn was nominated for 4 Emmys and won the Emmy Award in 1991.  As composer on Audubon’s Animal Adventure’s he won the Genesis Award in 1996 in recognition of his work to increase awareness of the plight of endangered species.

He scored 9 feature length documentary films for Enduring Freedom Productions over the last 5 years.   The latest 4 are Betty White: Champion for Animals, The Clintons: An American Odyssey, The Reagan Legacy, and JFK Remembered: 50 Years Later for Warner Brothers.

As a former member of the group Sha Na Na he toured the world, and performed for audiences as large as 135,000 people.

His orchestral works have been performed by the Indianapolis and Denver symphonies. His theme park commissions includes “Supersonic Flight” for Six Flags/Great Adventures and “Interactive Wonderland” part of the “Spaceship Earth” attraction at Epcot.

Glenn is one of only 9 people in the world who is qualified and licensed to teach The Equal Interval System of Music Composition created by Lyle “Spud” Murphy.
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Visit the ASMAC website – www.asmac.org
See the new master class, luncheon and interview DVD’s in the ASMAC store
Van Alexander, Ray Charles,
Johnny Mandel, Jorge Calandrelli,
Bill Ross, Jack Feierman,
Sammy Nestico and more),
Download ASMAC luncheon podcasts, and check out the ASMAC blog!

DVD’s JUST ADDED: 
Master Class DVD featuring
CONRAD POPE
CHRIS WALDEN
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OTHER UPCOMING EVENTS
“FIRST WEDNESDAYS”
June 1 – 7pm
SPECIAL GUEST:  
Jack Smalley
w/Perry Botkin
“Composing for Film & Television

July 6 – 7pm
HISTORY OF VOCAL GROUPS
featuring acapella sensation: ACCENT!
August 3 – 7pm
Composer
Sean Callery
with Glenn Jordan
 Stay tuned for location info and upcoming event dates.


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V. EVENTS

DEAN AND RICHARD

DEAN AND RICHARD are now playing every third Friday
at Culver City Elks 7:30pm-10;30pm,
11160 Washington Pl.
Culver City, 90232
310-839-8891

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LA WINDS JAZZ KATS 584

NO COVER, NO MINIMUM.
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at Viva Cantina
7:30-10:00.
900 Riverside Drive, Burbank.

Free parking across the street at Pickwick Bowl.
Come hear your favorite charts played the way they
should be.

We are in the back room called the Trailside Room.

Come on down. Guaranteed to swing.

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NEW RUSS GARCIA BOOK

Russell Garcia:   Russell wrote his auto-biography
“I Have Hundreds Of Stories, Some Of Them True”  
before he passed away at age 95 in New Zealand,
on 20 Nov 2011.  The book is out now.

Russell was a world renowned composer-arranger-conductor
who wrote music for over 100 films.  He is known for his
innovative music score for the film “Time Machine”.  Garcia
is also known in both the TV and recording fields and has
composed music for countless TV shows such as, Rawhide,
Twilight Zone, Laredo, The Virginian.  He has recorded many
CDs  in his own right, as well as with stars such as, Louis
Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Vic Damone, Judy Garland,
Oscar Peterson, Julie London, to name a few.  

Garcia has also written 2 best-selling text books The Professional
Arranger-Composer “ Book I and Book II, which have been translated
into 6 languages.  He is known also for his symphonic and classical
works which have been performed by the New Zealand Symphony,
Munich Symphony, the Vienna Symphony, plus countless Radio
Symphony Orchestras throughout Europe.  He was often a guest
lecturer at many universities around the world on Symphonic
Composition Techniques.  Russell and his wife Gina made New
Zealand their home in 1971 while continuing to work in the Music
and Film Industry.  He was awarded the Queens Service Medal
for his service to music in 2009.
(www.buildabetterworldproductions.com)

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5/14/16

Malibu Friends of Music 
Presents

MUSICIANS OF THE IDYLLWILD ARTS ACADEMY  
MAY 14th, 2016 at 7:30 pm
MAY 15th, 2016 at 3:00 pm
     
Derek Xu, violinist
Zhengnan Wang, violinist
Liliya Micheva, violinist
Anjelina Jeleva, violinist
Sheng-Chieh Lan, violist
Yun-Chieh Sung, violist
Hua Huang, cellist
Xiyan Liu, cellist
Nickolas Stavros, flutist
Hanxiao Lai, pianist
Heather Netz, Personnel Manager
Pamela Jordan, President

MALIBU FRIENDS OF MUSIC RESIDENT AND GUEST ARTISTS
Isabella Thatcher, spoken word 
Maria Newman, composer and violinist
Scott Hosfeld, violinist and violist
Paula Hochhalter, cellist
Jodi Plaia, performance preparation

P R O G R A M

Musicians of the Idyllwild Arts Academy 

String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10……….Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
I. Anime et tres decide
II. Assez vif et bien rythme
III. Andantino, doucement expressif
IV. Tres modere  – En animant peu a peu   
 
Malibu Coast String Quartet 
 
 
Etude-Tableau …………………………..Sergei Rachmanioff  (1873-1943)
 
Hanxiao Lai,  pianist

  
The Happy Prince……………………………….Oscar Wilde (1854 – 1900)
Text Abridgment and Original Music by Maria Newman (c. 1993) 
 
Isabella Thatcher, spoken word
Maria Newman, violinist
Jodi Plaia, performance preparation

Etude Opus 25, No. 11 …………………….Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
Hanxiao Lai, pianist

Sonata for Flute and Piano ……………….Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
II. Cantilena 
Nickolas Stavros, flutist

Septuaginta, Op. 53, No.6/11a…………………..Maria Newman (c. 2016)
III. In praise of nature…(in laude naturae) 
                                                                                                                                                      
IDYLLWILD OCTET
Derek Xu, violinist
Zhengnan Wang, violinist
Liliya Milcheva, violinist
Anjelina Jeleva, violinist
Sheng-Chieh Lan, violist
Yun-Chieh Sung, violist
Hua Huang, cellist
Xiyan Liu, cellist

Commissioned by the Idyllwild Arts Foundation

*Program order and repertoire subject to change.
As a courtesy to the performers, flash photography is not allowed.
In keeping with copyright laws, video and audio taping/recording
is not permitted. Thank you

RESERVATIONS:
 www.malibufriendsofmusic.org
Or call: (310) 589-0295

General and Senior Ticket Donation:   
$25.00 per guest.  
Guests under 18 are free.

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5/15/16

LACESMA 75TH ANNIVERSARY DIAMOND JUBILEE GALA

The Los Angeles City Elementary Schools Music Association,
LACESMA, is celebrating its 75th Anniversary of promoting
elementary music education in LAUSD with a Gala Event in
the Grand Ballroom of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at
the Los Angeles Music Center on Sunday May 15, 2016.

Banquet tickets are $60.00 each and can be purchased by
going to our website at lacesmamusiced.org or by mailing
a check made out to LACESMA to: LACESMA c/o Jeanne
Mitchell, P.O. Box 361 Topanga, CA 90290.

For questions, please email us at [email protected]
At the celebration there will performances by over 100 singers
of the LACESMA Children’s Honor Chorus, some of the 2016
LACESMA Instrumental Scholarship winners, as well as a p
erformance by a celebrity TBA.

We are proud to have Gail Eichenthal, Executive Producer of
KUSC, as the emcee of the Banquet. Please help support
elementary music education in LAUSD by attending this
Gala Celebration! Click here to see the first Promotional
Video Clip of the Gala.

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5/15/16

ORANGE COUNTY YOUTH SYMPHONY

Date: May 15, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm
Where: Musco Center for the Arts

OCYSO Presents Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra
Maestro Daniel Alfred Wachs conducts the County’s official youth orchestra,
and one of Musco Center’s Artistic Affiliates, in a concert featuring
repertoire from their upcoming tour of Spain: Bernstein’s Suite from
Candide, selections from Albéniz’s Suite Iberia and Beethoven’s
Symphony No. 5.

Now in its 46th season, OCYSO is a recipient of the prestigious American
Prize in Orchestral Performance and has been dubbed “the real thing”
by the Los Angeles Times. Music Director Daniel Alfred Wachs has led
OCYSO through many prestigious performances, including U.S. and West
Coast premieres, European tours, and a season-long project with
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, culminating in a 2015 PBS documentary.  OCYSO’s
series of Concerts for Fifth Graders, presented by Philharmonic Society
of O.C., has provided music education for more than a million students
over 25 years.

General Admission: $10. $5 students and seniors.

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5/18/16

GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS

On Wednesday MAY 18, 2016 at 12:10-12:40 pm
the Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts will feature
harpsichordist Arthur Omura performing a French Baroque program
at the Sanctuary of Glendale City Church,
610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel St), Glendale, CA 91206.
For more information, email [email protected]
or call (818) 244- 7241.

Color photo jpeg of harpsichordist Arthur Omura is attached.
Artist website: http://www.arthuromura.com

Info about upcoming programs through JUNE 2016
 at the Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts series
(concerts every first & third Wednesday at 12:10-12:40 pm)
are listed at http://www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com

Thank you for your support in publicizing the Glendale Noon Concerts!

Jacqueline Suzuki
Curator, GNC
818 249 -5108

5/21/16

CENTER STAGE OPERA

The Delight of Light Opera!
Center Stage Opera and The Valley Symphony Orchestra, conducted
by Dr. Michael Arshagouni, team up to present
highlights from four all-time favorites of operetta:
Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Mikado and The Pirates Of Penzance, Strauss’
Die Fledermaus, and Lehar’s The Merry Widow.

Two performances on Saturday, May 21, 2 pm and 7 pm, at
LA Valley College’s Main Stage Theatre, 5800 Fulton Ave.
in Valley Glen. Tickets are just $25, $15 for students and seniors
(open seating).

Call 818-517-4102, or click here to get your tickets today!

Plus, don’t miss The Art of Singing, a rare opportunity to see a
true international operatic star conduct a Master Class in vocal
technique and style with five up-and-coming young singers.

Renowned mezzo-soprano Milena Kitic, most recently seen in
LA Opera’s recent production of Madama Butterfly, will be our
special guest master teacher.

Saturday, May 14, 3 pm, Recital Hall (Music Building) at
LA Valley College. Tickets are just $10, and seating is limited. Call
818-517-4102, or click here for tickets.

Be sure to thank these CSO Community Partners for their support!
Rosie’s BBQ: 8930 Corbin Ave., Northridge
Ashish Trivedi, realtor: 818.259.3455 [email protected]

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5/22/16

The SCL LA SongArts Presents:
SONGWRITER SING OUT! #3 With Music Supervisors

AMANDA KRIEG THOMAS
(Neophonic Music & Media)

ABBY NORTH
(North Music Group)
 
Sunday, May 22, 2016: 2pm – 6pm
Studio City
Location TBA

Announcing our third Los Angeles SCL Songwriter Sing Out,
open to Los Angeles SCL Songwriters (members only) to
submit one song!

If you submitted for Sing Outs #1 and #2 and your song was
not selected, you are invited to either resubmit the song you
sent, or submit a new one. The Sing Out Selection Committee
will choose the songs.

Winners will be announced on May 12. Venue information will
be provided at that time. If your song is not chosen, you will
still be able to attend.

Twelve (12) songs will be selected for presentation.  All who
submit but who are not chosen for this presentation will still
be invited to attend. 

Apply by submitting:
• Your full name
• Email address and phone number
• Name of song
• Style of song: pop, rock, rap, country, theater, film/TV, other
• An mp3 of the song
• Indicate if you’d like to perform live, play your mp3, or sing with mp3 

Our music supervisors have indicated they are seeking songs in
any genre. Production-wise, they would want the music to be
well-produced, radio quality rather than rough demos.

Send to: [email protected]
 
Submissions close end-of-day Wednesday, May 4, 2016. 
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6/5/16

CALSTATELA/OLYMPIA SYMPHONY

Dear Friends & Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce that the CalStateLA
Symphony Orchestra/ Olympia Youth Orchestra will
be giving its 2nd annual performance of  
this season on Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 3PM at the
historic San Gabriel Mission Playhouse,
320 S Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA  
91776.

This concert is Admission FREE.

This time, we will be featuring Taiwanese violinist
Chien-Tang Wang, Gold Medal Prize Winner of the
2015 Osaka International Competition in Japan,
performing the Sibelius Violin Concerto. Angela Che
and Jeongwon Claire An, the concertmaster and
co-concertmaster of the orchestra, will perform the
Navarra for 2 violins by Sarasate.
A brand new composition by Sharon Hurvitz will be
receiving its world premiere performance, and the
Tchaikovsky Swan Lake will close the program.

Please invite your friends and family to come and
join us to witness the talents of these fine young
musicians.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Sincerely,
Fung Ho

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MASTER IN FLM MUSIC APPLICATIONS STILL BEING ACCEPTED

The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program
At The
Seattle Film Institute

is still accepting applications to the One year

Master of Music (MM) in Film Composition

Recently rated as the #4 school for film scoring education
in the world by Music School Central and the #2 school
for earning a Masters of Music degree in Film Composition

Study with program creator and lead instructor

Hummie Mann

2 Time Emmy Award Winning film composer of
“Robin Hood: Men in Tights” and featured in
Variety Magazine’s article “Leaders in Learning”

Click here to listen and watch student scores from previous years

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016
school year We offer rolling admissions – applying
early is recommended Scholarship support is
available to early applicants

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You can read all previous offerings at:http://www.responsible47.com

UNTIL NEXT TIME,
THE COMMITTEE FOR A MORE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL 47

 

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