Los Angeles – This year Paramount Pictures turns 100 years old. In commemoration of century of cinematic history and accomplishments, Paramount and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association present The Big Picture: Paramount’s 100th Anniversary at the Hollywood Bowl September 2nd.
The night chronicles the studio’s film and musical history with projected film clips and live performances by The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra of some of the most beloved and memorable film scores. Actor and comedian Jason Alexander, most known for his role as George Costanza on the television show Seinfeld, hosts the event. Special guests include three legendary composers, Michael Giacchino, Lalo Schifrin and Alan Silverstri.
The Big Picture: Paramount’s 100th Anniversary represents every decade of the studio’s 100 years and features the music of legendary film composers including Franz Waxman, Bernard Herrmann, Henry Mancini, and John Williams and more. Acclaimed film composer David Newman conducts the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.
Michael Giacchino is a video game, television and film score composer who has done such acclaimed works as: The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Star Trek, Super 8, and Mission: Impossible–Ghost Protocol. His score for the Pixar film Up earned him an Oscar and Golden Globe.
Lalo Schifrin has created works for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and the London Philharmonic as well as a variety of television and film scores including: Mission Impossible, Cool Hand Luke, Bullitt, Dirty Harry and Amityville Horror. He has six Oscar Nominations and five Grammy awards.
With over 30 years of film composing experience, Alan Silverstri has received numerous awards and has scored an abundance of successful films including: Forest Gump, Castaway, The Polar Express, The Back to the Future series, The Avengers and The Abyss.
Paramount Pictures, founded by Adolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky and Cecil B. DeMille, released its first feature film Queen Elizabeth in 1912. Paramount’s Wings was the first film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture in 1927. What followed was a long history of cinematic successes: most recently with The Godfather trilogy, The Indiana Jones series, Forest Gump, Titanic, Star Trek, the Transformers series, Saving Private Ryan and the Mission Impossible series.
The performance is Sunday, September 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hollywood Bowl located at 2301 N. Highland Avenue. For more information visit www.hollywoodbowl.com.