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 Posted:   Jun 4, 2024 - 3:12 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

I didn't see a thread here already which seems a bit odd, but anyone going to this concert?

https://www.musiccenter.org/tickets-free-events/lease-events/pictures-at-an-exhibition-the-paintings-of-bob-peak/

LOS ANGELES (April 11, 2024) – Abu Dhabi Festival and Robert Townson Productions present Pictures at an Exhibition: The Paintings of Bob Peak, A World Premiere Orchestra Concert Event at The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall on June 14 at 8pm PT. The Los Angeles Film Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Leonard Slatkin, will perform music from classic films accompanied by Bob Peak’s iconic illustrations including Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story, John Williams’ Superman: The Movie, Jerry Goldsmith’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Richard Wagner’s Ride of the Valkyries from Apocalypse Now, Bruce Broughton’s Silverado, Frederick Loewe’s My Fair Lady and Camelot.

The second half of the concert will feature new music from leading composers, inspired by Bob Peak’s artwork including Michael Abels (Get Out), Jeff Beal (House of Cards), Marco Beltrami (Hurt Locker), Bill Conti (Rocky) Mychael Danna (Life of Pi), Ihab Darwish (Symphony of Three), Don Davis (The Matrix), Harry Gregson-Williams (The Martian), Maria Newman (Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm,1917) and Marc Shaiman (Mary Poppins Returns). The concert is co-produced by Robert Townson Productions and Abu Dhabi Festival.

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2024 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

so... anyone actually going?

 
 Posted:   Jun 14, 2024 - 9:58 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Interview with Danna about the project and his piece....


https://pilot.latakoo.com/asset/17778264?share=8c86b92654cda04076a5f5680226bc5c&fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR2F97zUMUjsIxmIK5duniRDau_CO5T6TV1YhZYIld7zPfAUiJH8XI50t0o_aem_ZmFrZWR1bW15MTZieXRlcw

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2024 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

so... anyone actually going?

I have no idea how the actual concert went, but ticket sales were not good - even when they discounted heavily, until the last few days when they were giving away comps like candy. Even then, you cannot say this was well attended.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2024 - 9:34 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

so... anyone actually going?

I have no idea how the actual concert went, but ticket sales were not good - even when they discounted heavily, until the last few days when they were giving away comps like candy. Even then, you cannot say this was well attended.


I saw the 50% off...I didn't see the freebies!

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2024 - 7:42 AM   
 By:   On the Score   (Member)

so... anyone actually going?

I have no idea how the actual concert went, but ticket sales were not good - even when they discounted heavily, until the last few days when they were giving away comps like candy. Even then, you cannot say this was well attended.


Giveaway or not, I thought it was quite nice to see many people, families and kids whom you never see at these things because they're priced out (as most were here initially in any case), able to attend and being enthralled by a quite terrific concert. I can't imagine a better way to enthuse them about film music, let alone poster art. Success or attendance might be your barometer of success. But in the end, artistically and enthusiastically, I think this turned out just fine

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2024 - 10:18 AM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

It was a spectacular concert -- really incredible. Hat's off to Robert Townson. I dearly hope that a recording will be made of the newly commissioned work, which was stunning.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2024 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   Hurdy Gurdy   (Member)

Could you give a brief describe, Doc, of the new works from the likes of Conti, Abels, Davis etc.
Like their film stuff? More classical?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2024 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

It was a spectacular concert -- really incredible. Hat's off to Robert Townson. I dearly hope that a recording will be made of the newly commissioned work, which was stunning.

Glad you enjoyed it, I would love to hear Conti’s piece!smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2024 - 2:18 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

If they didn't record the concert, hopefully they can gets the new works recorded in a studio at some point. Glad to hear people enjoyed it - wish I could have gone- it's a bit tough to get to downtown LA on a Friday night after a long day of work.

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2024 - 4:32 PM   
 By:   Hedji   (Member)

I can’t believe this was poorly attended.

Beautiful poster art cerebrated with film music?
A new composition celebrating the artist by multiple composers?
A variety of pieces for an interesting set list?
Freebies and affordable tickets?

Man, I would’ve gone in a heartbeat.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2024 - 6:19 PM   
 By:   c8   (Member)

Looking through the names of the composers who wrote movements I’m stunned this wasn’t a sell out. When was the last time we heard anything original from Bill Conti? And always amazing to hear Don Davis. Gosh I wish I was near LA

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2024 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

Looking through the names of the composers who wrote movements I’m stunned this wasn’t a sell out. When was the last time we heard anything original from Bill Conti? And always amazing to hear Don Davis. Gosh I wish I was near LA

According to Jon Broxton, the concert was recorded and will be released on album this year:

https://filmmusiccritics.org/2024/06/pictures-at-an-exhibition-the-paintings-of-bob-peak/

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2024 - 6:34 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

Great news! Thanks for the link TJ, I will definitely be getting it.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2024 - 6:41 PM   
 By:   c8   (Member)

Looking through the names of the composers who wrote movements I’m stunned this wasn’t a sell out. When was the last time we heard anything original from Bill Conti? And always amazing to hear Don Davis. Gosh I wish I was near LA

According to Jon Broxton, the concert was recorded and will be released on album this year:

https://filmmusiccritics.org/2024/06/pictures-at-an-exhibition-the-paintings-of-bob-peak/


I’ll be first in line to buy!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2024 - 7:10 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

Great news! Thanks for the link TJ, I will definitely be getting it.

I'll be doing that as well.

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2024 - 7:45 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

Could you give a brief describe, Doc, of the new works from the likes of Conti, Abels, Davis etc.
Like their film stuff? More classical?


Jon's review will give you the best idea -- it was all cinematic and I can't emphasize enough how wonderful it all was. Knowing your taste, I think you will also love it. Delighted to get confirmation that a studio recording was made.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2024 - 2:19 AM   
 By:   maurizio.caschetto   (Member)

I can’t believe this was poorly attended.

Beautiful poster art cerebrated with film music?
A new composition celebrating the artist by multiple composers?
A variety of pieces for an interesting set list?
Freebies and affordable tickets?

Man, I would’ve gone in a heartbeat.


Looking at posts on social media, it certainly looked like an artistic success to me, but it's sad to know that the house wasn't full and they struggled at selling it. When you put out a 50% discount just a few days before the show, it's usually a sign that ticket sales are not doing well. It looked like Townson did what he could to promote the concert, not just via social media postings, but also with composers doing interviews with local tv news etc. It's always been the main issue with these kind of high-concept ventures because you need to spend a lot of money in marketing and these days nobody wants to pull it out for things that aren't a guaranteed success. It seems like we live in these community silos now where it's getting harder and harder to bring music out of the niche and get new people involved in experiencing something different.

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2024 - 2:39 AM   
 By:   Bill Carson, Earl of Poncey   (Member)

I can’t believe this was poorly attended.

Beautiful poster art cerebrated with film music?
A new composition celebrating the artist by multiple composers?
A variety of pieces for an interesting set list?
Freebies and affordable tickets?

Man, I would’ve gone in a heartbeat.


I believe the tickets were initially very steep, and maybe the discount was a little too late to make it a sell out. Wasn't it still 90 dollars plus for 2 tickets after the discount?

 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2024 - 3:20 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

Wasn't it still 90 dollars plus for 2 tickets?


and what exaclty do you expect??!
Orchestra costs MONEY
conductor costs MONEY
venue Costs TON OF MONEY
comissioning 10 original works from 10 high profile composers isn't cheap
all the prep work...
trying to promote whole thing? Not easy or cheap either...

Seriously, some people just expect to get something like this for free?


Try to do something like this and we'll see how much will you need to sell the tickets for to at least cover the expenses and not lose a shitload of money...

 
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