‘Mission: Impossible’ Composer Lalo Schifrin honored at 85th birthday concert

Legendary composer, musician, conductor and six-time Oscar nominee Lalo Schifrin (“Mission: Impossible”) was honored with a special 85th birthday celebration featuring an AFM Local 47 orchestra on the evening of Oct. 7, 2017.

Presented by the Music Fund of Los Angeles, Musicians At Play, and Varèse Sarabande, the concert took place at the Alex Theatre in Glendale and featured special guests including Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino (“Up”), Oscar-winning songwriters Alan and Marilyn Bergman (“Windmills of Your Mind,” “The Way We Were”), and several surprises.

Chris Walden will conduct an all-star big band performing many of Schifrin’s best-known works in a program hosted by Robert Townson of Varèse Sarabande, who said: “Lalo is one of the greatest jazz pianists of all time, and when it comes to film music he has always been the epitome of cool at the movies.”

All photos by Tom Pease


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Read the full concert review by Jon Burlingame as published by Film Music Society.