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March 2015 Overture Online: Meet the Wrecking Crew!

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Overture Online: March 2015

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86th Annual Oscars Band Performs Live From Capitol Records

86th Oscars Band

photo by Larry Mah

Live from Capitol Records, the musicians of the 86th Academy Awards performed remotely on Oscars night for the second year in a row.

Located just a few blocks away from the ceremony held at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, the orchestra was again led by William Ross. Continue reading

Oscar Music Comes Alive


Photo by Aaron Poole/© A.M.P.A.S. Photo by Aaron Poole/© A.M.P.A.S.

Motion Picture Academy debuts first time Oscar Concert

by Linda A. Rapka

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presented the first live concert of the year’s Oscar-nominated music at UCLA’s Royce Hall Feb. 27, three days before the 86th Annual Academy Awards.

Alternating between performances of the year’s nominees for best original score and best original song, the historic concert featured the 80-piece Academy Symphony Orchestra comprising some of Los Angeles’s finest studio musicians.

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Union Musicians Score Big at 85th Annual Academy Awards

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Feb. 25, 2013) — Professional Musicians, Local 47—the Los Angeles chapter of the American Federation of Musicians, the largest organization in the world representing professional union musicians—is proud to congratulate our members who composed and performed on the musical scores to a host of this year’s Oscar-winning and -nominated films.

  • Argo (7 nominations, 3 wins including Best Picture)
  • Flight (2 nominations)
  • Life of Pi (11 nominations, 4 wins including Best Original Score)
  • Lincoln (12 nominations, 2 wins)
  • Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare” (1 nomination)
  • Moonrise Kingdom (1 nomination)
  • Paperman (1 nomination, 1 win for Best Short Film)
  • Snow White and the Huntsman (2 nominations)
  • Ted (1 nomination)
  • Wreck-It Ralph (1 nomination) Continue reading