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 Posted:   Sep 2, 2012 - 12:25 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

May 11, 2013 • 7:30m

Varèse Sarabande 35th Anniversary

conductor Steven Allen Fox

Special guest Danny Elfman

Special guest performer: Hans Zimmer

1st guest conductor Joel McNeely

2nd guest conductor Diego Navarro

3rd guest conductor John Debney

4th guest conductor John Powell

5th guest conductor Michael Giacchino

6th guest conductor Christopher Lennertz

7th guest conductor Brian Tyler

8th guest conductor Mark Isham

9th guest conductor Cliff Eidelman

10th guest conductor Austin Wintory

Robert Townson, Host – Varese Sarabande Executive Producer
With the Golden State Pops Chorale, led by Maestra Marya Basaraba

Tickets on sale September 1

The Golden State Pops Orchestra will stage a historic concert in celebration of Varèse Sarabande's 35th Anniversary and invites a gathering of the label's roster of composers, along with other dignitaries from the film music world of Los Angeles. For over three decades, Varèse Sarabande Records has been home to more of film music's greatest composers than any other label. A special concert program has been prepared specifically for the GSPO by Robert Townson, producer of over 1200 of Varese Sarabande's soundtrack releases since 1986. Townson will host the evening and present highlights from the label's extensive library, featuring music for the program that will include music from

and the World Premiere of music from the yet to be released motion picture, STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS … plus much, much more! Also featuring flute soloist Sara Andon.

Warner Grand Theatre

Obviously if you love film music this must be the place to be.

 Posted:   Sep 2, 2012 - 12:03 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

And I noticed on Facebook "More shows could be announced soon."

 Posted:   Sep 9, 2012 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Looks like your short season will be jam packed with film music!
I am buying my tickets soon.

Too bad you didn't hook up with Varese in time for your Halloween concert.
Varese is Halloween central!
They released practically all the OMEN, NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, HALLOWEEN, SCREAM, GRUDGE scores and William's DRACULA, Morricone's THE THING, Carpenter's THE FOG, Shore's THE FLY, Young's GHOSTRIDER and a ton of others. Not to mention all the Joel McNeely's recodings of Herrmann like PSYCHO, VERTGO and THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL.

Is this Varese association going into next year?

 Posted:   Sep 9, 2012 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

If I'm still around by then, I'd like to see the Anniversary show, but it's like a year from now.

 Posted:   Sep 9, 2012 - 3:10 PM   
 By:   films1   (Member)

Does this mean they may be recorded for future release ... i wonder

 Posted:   Sep 9, 2012 - 10:44 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

If I'm still around by then, I'd like to see the Anniversary show, but it's like a year from now.

Are you going somewhere?

 Posted:   Sep 10, 2012 - 8:36 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

I'm going . . . to try and make that concert.

 Posted:   Oct 8, 2012 - 5:02 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Just one week left to take advantage of GSPO's generous offer of a 30% discount on all on-line ticket orders placed between now and October 15, 2012. Book your seats now for the May 11, 2013 event! This is going to be a historic concert!

 Posted:   Oct 8, 2012 - 5:07 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

I plan on flying in and signing autographs.

 Posted:   Oct 10, 2012 - 8:33 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

This offer ends monday. They have not announced one composer yet and I think I know why.
When the type of names Varese will attract show up it will eventually be clear anybody who cares about film music will be there. But to reward us loyal followers who KNOW what this will be like and have been there and realize the level of awesomeness that awaits us, they give us this opportunity.

So for those on the fence. Take your time. When the names start rolling in you will pay the higher amount gladly.

 Posted:   Oct 10, 2012 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

I'd love to take adavantage of the discounted price sadly that would require getting paid on a regular basis...sigh...being self employed sucks a lot lately.

 Posted:   Oct 10, 2012 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   Gary S.   (Member)

I too wonder if these will be recorded. I also wonder if there will be a new 4 cd set to commerate the 35th anniversay to go with the two 4cd sets from anniversary 25 and the one from number 30.

 Posted:   Oct 15, 2012 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Due to some system problems the 30% discount on tickets has been extended to October 31st for those who couldn't get through in time for the previous deadline.

 Posted:   Oct 27, 2012 - 11:16 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)


 Posted:   Oct 31, 2012 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Last day for 30% off tickets.
Again, once these composers who will attend and/or conduct start being listed you might kick yourself for not taking advantage of this.

 Posted:   Feb 17, 2013 - 12:39 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Since Steven Allen Fox said this is selling REALLY well already I thought I would bump this early. This will be THE film music concert to see this year!

so far conductor Steven Allen is joined by 1st guest conductor Joel McNeely. My guess is there will be a weekly update on this one.

 Posted:   Mar 8, 2013 - 4:22 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Diego Navarro was announced as the second guest conductor last week. Between him Joel McNeely, and, of course, Steven Allen Fox I figure the "classic film scores" will be in good hands (with possibly some of their own compositions thrown in).

But today the first guest conductor-composer of the night has been announced.


Since HOW TO TRAIN MY DRAGON was a Varese release you can guess my choice for him that night. There was mentioned weekly announcements and there are still 9 weeks to go. So I am impressed and curious to see how long it will take before this concert sells out.

 Posted:   Mar 9, 2013 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

BTW Daniel Schweiger did this cool recent interview with GSPO concertmaster Steven Allen Fox about what has been going on there:


 Posted:   Mar 9, 2013 - 5:06 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Whoa, just noticed this! I was SO impressed with his selections for the Silvestri concert. Now I found he did Oscar selections too. Way to go Victor!!/photo.php?fbid=10151369843433108&set=a.10151371145653108.459082.25180138107&type=1&theater

 Posted:   Mar 9, 2013 - 6:30 PM   
 By:   drivingmissdaisy   (Member)

It sure was great to see Bill at the podium of the Oscars. Great great guy. Can't wish him enough success. Picked up the newest Josh Groban album and noticed Bill Ross had a part in the string arrangements on the best songs, why of course. Josh has GREAT musical taste.

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