A multi-media presentation of award-wining film scores composed by students from the Music Composition program at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development will be performed at the NYU Symphony Orchestra annual concert on Friday, April 11 at 8 p.m. The compositions will be played in tandem with film imagery provided by students in the NYU Tisch Maurice Kanbar Institute of Film and Television.
For the first time, the presentation will take place at the Peter Norton Symphony Space located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in Manhattan. The NYU Symphony will be led by the world-renown German-born conductor Jens Georg Bachmann, who has most recently served as assistant conductor of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and as resident conductor of the NDR Sinfonieorchester in Hamburg, Germany.
Winners of the 2014 NYU Steinhardt Film Score Composition Competition whose scores will be performed include Sam Warfield, Tianran Zhang, Meng-Mei Kuo, Robert Randazzo, and Wonkyung Lee, accompanied by imagery from animated films by NYU Tisch students and alumni, including: Fighting Spirits by Gene Kim, Araignée by Jeremy Jensen, Owl and Mouse by Emma Nobel, Moon by Dan Costales, and Bears by Dan Costales.
The concert will open with a work by the 2014 NYU Steinhardt Composition Competition winner Vincent Calianno and will conclude with Antonín Dvořák’s monumental Cello Concerto in B minor, featuring the 2013 NYU Steinhardt String Competition winner Emirhan Tunca.
The performance is free and open to the public. Further information here.
About NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts
Professions:Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions was established in 1925. Today, 1,600 students majoring in renowned music and performing arts programs are guided by 400 faculty. The department’s degree programs—baccalaureate through doctorate—share the School’s spirit of openness and innovation that encourages the pursuit of high artistic and academic goals. Music and Performing Arts Professions serves as NYU’s “school” of music and is a major research and practice center in music technology, music business, music composition, film scoring, songwriting, music performance practices, performing arts therapies, and the performing arts-in-education (music, dance, and drama).