RICHMOND SYMPHONY PERFORMS PIXAR IN CONCERT
December 5, 2012 – Richmond, VA – From the Toy Story trilogy to The Incredibles and UP,Pixar has forever impacted filmmaking and given audiences of all ages some of the most beloved characters in cinematic history. Now, the Richmond Symphony presents Pixar in Concert, with visually stunning clips and memorable scores from each of Pixar’s movies, including their latest release, Brave, performed live on Saturday, May 18 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at the Carpenter Theatre in Richmond CenterStage.
All 13 Pixar scores have been written by four composers: Randy Newman, Michael Giacchino, Thomas Newman, and Patrick Doyle. Collectively, this music has won three Academy Awards®, received ten additional Oscar® nominations, and won ten Grammys.
“Music, to me, is one of the most important things to give a movie emotion,” John Lasseter, Chief Creative Officer of Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios, toldVariety during a Hollywood recording session. “Lighting, color, and music are all things I use as a storyteller. I’m in absolute awe of the talent of these musicians… the fact that they have never seen this music before and yet play it perfectly, with feeling and interpretation.”
This new production, Pixar In Concert, has been performed by the San Francisco Symphony (July 2012), the Los Angeles Philharmonic (August 2012), and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (November 2012).
About the Richmond Symphony
Founded in 1957, the Richmond Symphony is composed of an orchestra of more than 70 professional musicians, the 150-voice Richmond Symphony Chorus and more than 250 students in the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra programs. Each season, more than 250,000 members of the community enjoy concerts, radio broadcasts, and educational outreach programs. The Richmond Symphony is partially funded by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.