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 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 8:41 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

While Varese takes a little break in composer announcements, they are attending and participating in film music concerts in Krakow and Vienna, Steven Allen Fox announced the founding drummer of the group SLAYER, Dave Lombardo, and his new band, Philm, are performing Christopher Young's GHOST RIDER with the Golden State Pops on October 19 as part of our Halloween gala. Now there is something you don't want to miss, the GSPO goes metal!

Again this concert is building into something for the history books and the seats are disappearing like the anniversary one did.

The aisle seats are practically all gone. I'd say go for some the 4th row side seats or the balcony center (that enormous balcony juts right out there for great acoustics).

Get 'em while they're hot!

https://gspo.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a03G000000aQk0cIAC

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 9:45 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

What's next, the "legendary" Sara Andon. I'm sure she's a very good player, but James Galway "legendary" she ain't - Cynthia Millar maybe, if you get my meaning, but it's pretty relentless smile

And Facebook posts that could only have been written by one person. And apparently the actual conductor of the orchestra must have finally spoken up, given the "Oh, yeah" post above. Then there's the "tickets are going fast" "get 'em now while you can" that's been going on since August and is still going on. One "it's selling well" gets the point across, because when you say they're going fast in August and you're still saying it in October, well...

But I like the actual conductor very much and I'm sure it will be a fun evening.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 11:49 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Well everything is relative. When it comes to the seats going fast this is where I come from. Having touted the GSPO for a good 10 years, for me, THE seats for this picture palace venue are the first to go. They are gone. The few that I push now are the ones that I would tolerate as acceptable if I would buy them myself. My enthusiasm evaporates when the seats in the rafters or the back of the auditorium is all that is left. I mention them here because I like to see the GSPO sellout and it keeps this fantastic group going, but for me it sells out when the good seats are gone.

As to the announcements, for this one year anniversary period Varese has paid many of the bills and I pass along their hype. I don't think there has been a label out there that hasn't done this, exaggerate to help sell something. And since I know a couple classical enthusiasts who laugh out loud at some of the composers I call legendary, I keep a neutral stance about one man's legend being someone else's joke. Steven Allen Fox is a young conductor with an enthusiasm for young composers and an equally healthy one for great composers of the past.

Bottomline whenever I go to the GSPO I walk away with something wonderful. Going to the anniversary show with trepidations because they didn't choose one composer of my generation to conduct, I found classy performances by Austin Wintory and Diego Navarro of famous oldies, Giacchino and Powell rendering their pieces masterfully, Tyler Bates had an amazing clarity in his conducting and Steven Allen Fox delivered all kinds of scores with a confidence that is putting him as high as it gets amongst conductors for me. In all the years I have been going there has only been one disappointing show, and that was because it was too short!

BTW I am a fan of Haineshisway who has his monthly show (this time on David Shire) this Monday at the Federal. He was around at the beginning of Varese, was one of their earliest producers and had a lot to do with early moves the label made that caused it to be what it has become. He has had some problems with the lack of recognition of him and some other formative people in this anniversary year. On the other hand as Richard Kraft, one of those formative people, said at the anniversary show Robert Townson has produced 1500 albums, putting him in a category of his own, practically a one man band in the overall history of the label. I see both sides.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 12:55 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Well everything is relative. When it comes to the seats going fast this is where I come from. Having touted the GSPO for a good 10 years, for me, THE seats for this picture palace venue are the first to go. They are gone. The few that I push now are the ones that I would tolerate as acceptable if I would buy them myself. My enthusiasm evaporates when the seats in the rafters or the back of the auditorium is all that is left. I mention them here because I like to see the GSPO sellout and it keeps this fantastic group going, but for me it sells out when the good seats are gone.

As to the announcements, for this one year anniversary period Varese has paid many of the bills and I pass along their hype. I don't think there has been a label out there that hasn't done this, exaggerate to help sell something. And since I know a couple classical enthusiasts who laugh out loud at some of the composers I call legendary, I keep a neutral stance about one man's legend being someone else's joke. Steven Allen Fox is a young conductor with an enthusiasm for young composers and an equally healthy one for great composers of the past.

Bottomline whenever I go to the GSPO I walk away with something wonderful. Going to the anniversary show with trepidations because they didn't choose one composer of my generation to conduct, I found classy performances by Austin Wintory and Diego Navarro of famous oldies, Giacchino and Powell rendering their pieces masterfully, Tyler Bates had an amazing clarity in his conducting and Steven Allen Fox delivered all kinds of scores with a confidence that is putting him as high as it gets amongst conductors for me. In all the years I have been going there has only been one disappointing show, and that was because it was too short!

BTW I am a fan of Haineshisway who has his monthly show (this time on David Shire) this Monday at the Federal. He was around at the beginning of Varese, was one of their earliest producers and had a lot to do with early moves the label made that caused it to be what it has become. He has had some problems with the lack of recognition of him and some other formative people in this anniversary year. On the other hand as Richard Kraft, one of those formative people, said at the anniversary show Robert Townson has produced 1500 albums, putting him in a category of his own, practically a one man band in the overall history of the label. I see both sides.


My little amusing post was not in any way directed at you, Morricone, and never would be. It's directed the way of the person doing the rhapsodizing about himself on Facebook and his relentless pushing of the unknown flute player, which to most who watch from the sidelines and know the various parties IS amusing. You, Morricone, are a supportive person and not only about these concerts, and you have all our respect and gratitude.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

What's next, the "legendary" Sara Andon. I'm sure she's a very good player, but James Galway "legendary" she ain't - Cynthia Millar maybe, if you get my meaning, but it's pretty relentless smile

And Facebook posts that could only have been written by one person. And apparently the actual conductor of the orchestra must have finally spoken up, given the "Oh, yeah" post above. Then there's the "tickets are going fast" "get 'em now while you can" that's been going on since August and is still going on. One "it's selling well" gets the point across, because when you say they're going fast in August and you're still saying it in October, well...

But I like the actual conductor very much and I'm sure it will be a fun evening.


I would vote for Louise Di Tullio.

http://www.louiseditullio.com/

James

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 5, 2013 - 5:18 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

What's next, the "legendary" Sara Andon. I'm sure she's a very good player, but James Galway "legendary" she ain't - Cynthia Millar maybe, if you get my meaning, but it's pretty relentless smile

And Facebook posts that could only have been written by one person. And apparently the actual conductor of the orchestra must have finally spoken up, given the "Oh, yeah" post above. Then there's the "tickets are going fast" "get 'em now while you can" that's been going on since August and is still going on. One "it's selling well" gets the point across, because when you say they're going fast in August and you're still saying it in October, well...

But I like the actual conductor very much and I'm sure it will be a fun evening.


I would vote for Louise Di Tullio.

http://www.louiseditullio.com/

James


Of course - someone with HISTORY.

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2013 - 5:34 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Just bought my ticket! Very excited. smile

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2013 - 7:57 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Just bought my ticket! Very excited. smile

Like some other people in this thread, I'm truly jealous! I'm sure you'll have a blast at this one, the line-up and program is stunning. I hope Varese has plans to release it. smile

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2013 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)



My little amusing post was not in any way directed at you, Morricone, and never would be. It's directed the way of the person doing the rhapsodizing about himself on Facebook and his relentless pushing of the unknown flute player, which to most who watch from the sidelines and know the various parties IS amusing. You, Morricone, are a supportive person and not only about these concerts, and you have all our respect and gratitude.


Thanks, I appreciate your appreciation, but I've been reading the stuff I transferred here and don't see quite the stuff you and Bond1965 have been pointing out. The hype I transferred seems reasonable to me. I thought the hype on the previous anniversary concert was slightly overdone when there were comparisons with that 1963 concert when EVERYBODY who was anybody in film music was there. That one became restricted to Varese pieces and artists but maybe they were more ambitious at the start. And I seem to be the only one talking about how fast the tickets are selling.

Speaking of which I don't know if they will announce more composers but at the anniversary concert the last couple they announced made sales go crazy.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2013 - 9:30 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

SARA ANDON TO PERFORM
GEORGES DELERUE'S SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES
AT THE VARÈSE SARABANDE 35th ANNIVERSARY HALLOWEEN GALA!


Ms. And on to perform at film music concert produced by Robert Townson....


That is such a stunning surprise!

:-)


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2013 - 5:36 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Just bought my ticket! Very excited. smile

Like some other people in this thread, I'm truly jealous! I'm sure you'll have a blast at this one, the line-up and program is stunning. I hope Varese has plans to release it. smile


Yah man I wish you could be there too! I'm sure it will suck though, you won't be missing anything. wink

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 6, 2013 - 6:00 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)



My little amusing post was not in any way directed at you, Morricone, and never would be. It's directed the way of the person doing the rhapsodizing about himself on Facebook and his relentless pushing of the unknown flute player, which to most who watch from the sidelines and know the various parties IS amusing. You, Morricone, are a supportive person and not only about these concerts, and you have all our respect and gratitude.


Thanks, I appreciate your appreciation, but I've been reading the stuff I transferred here and don't see quite the stuff you and Bond1965 have been pointing out. The hype I transferred seems reasonable to me. I thought the hype on the previous anniversary concert was slightly overdone when there were comparisons with that 1963 concert when EVERYBODY who was anybody in film music was there. That one became restricted to Varese pieces and artists but maybe they were more ambitious at the start. And I seem to be the only one talking about how fast the tickets are selling.

Speaking of which I don't know if they will announce more composers but at the anniversary concert the last couple they announced made sales go crazy.


You're the only one talking about how fast tickets are selling? Scroll up, baby, and read the first few Facebook posts of Varese - and if you don't find the following hype-filled then we have different ideas about hype:

"We'll begin the announcements soon but it's best not to wait to buy tickets! They are already going fast! The Varèse Sarabande 35th Anniversary Halloween Gala, with Steven Allen Fox and the Golden State Pops Orchestra is coming to the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro, California on October 19, 2013. The concert will feature the great flute virtuoso Sara Andon, along with another historic gathering of Varèse Sarabande composers. There have been Halloween concerts before ... but never one like this! See you on October 19th!"

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2013 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Jack-o-Lantern Exhibit As Part of Halloween Gala



Christopher Young is known as one of the greatest horror film composers in the history of Hollywood. He personifies this through his music, and through his life. Chris owns one of the largest and most eclectic jack-o-lantern collections. He has agreed to display his collection at the Deco Art Deco gallery the day of GSPO's Halloween gala. Don't miss seeing this awesome Halloween exhibit.

741 S. Pacific Ave, San Pedro, CA
http://decoartdeco.com/gallery741.html

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2013 - 9:54 PM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Latest facebook announcement mentions a Howard Shore piece but not which one. I would assume a Cronenberg score.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 12:53 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

Latest facebook announcement mentions a Howard Shore piece but not which one. I would assume a Cronenberg score.

Best Guess: THE FLY

VARESE release.


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 12:59 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

The Fly would be great... so M Butterfly, which would be nice to hear performed live one day too... but there have been quite a few Shore's scores on Varese so perhaps it's something non-Cronenberg related - for example that Fincher movie he did a while ago and actually got released.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 12, 2013 - 8:36 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Okay, for those who always wanted to come to these but thought it was too expensive Goldstar are offering deep discount seating. The seats aren't stellar but you can still grab 4th row side or second row balcony.


http://www.goldstar.com/events/san-pedro-ca/varese-sarabande

 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2013 - 3:46 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Jack-o-Lantern Exhibit As Part of Halloween Gala



Christopher Young is known as one of the greatest horror film composers in the history of Hollywood. He personifies this through his music, and through his life. Chris owns one of the largest and most eclectic jack-o-lantern collections. He has agreed to display his collection at the Deco Art Deco gallery the day of GSPO's Halloween gala. Don't miss seeing this awesome Halloween exhibit.

741 S. Pacific Ave, San Pedro, CA
http://decoartdeco.com/gallery741.html




Would love to go to this. I wonder why their website doesn't list this upcoming exhibit of Young's jack-o-lanterns? I couldn't find anything on the site about upcoming events...even under the "Tours and Events" link. All it has is the fact that the place is available for weddings, exhibits, etc. but it doesn't say anything about specific upcomings.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2013 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)

Jack-o-Lantern Exhibit As Part of Halloween Gala



Christopher Young is known as one of the greatest horror film composers in the history of Hollywood. He personifies this through his music, and through his life. Chris owns one of the largest and most eclectic jack-o-lantern collections. He has agreed to display his collection at the Deco Art Deco gallery the day of GSPO's Halloween gala. Don't miss seeing this awesome Halloween exhibit.

741 S. Pacific Ave, San Pedro, CA
http://decoartdeco.com/gallery741.html




Would love to go to this. I wonder why their website doesn't list this upcoming exhibit of Young's jack-o-lanterns? I couldn't find anything on the site about upcoming events...even under the "Tours and Events" link. All it has is the fact that the place is available for weddings, exhibits, etc. but it doesn't say anything about specific upcomings.


They never do. Not even for the Peak art at the anniversary concert.

I'm going early to see it. Pacific avenue is the cross street of the Warner Grand Theater, so the gallery is simply a block and a half south across the street from that point. Wonder if they will be on display at the Meet 'N Greet?

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 16, 2013 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   Morricone   (Member)


CHARLES BERNSTEIN JOINS THE VARÈSE SARABANDE 35th ANNIVERSARY HALLOWEEN GALA!
The iconic theme from the horror classic A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET by Charles Bernstein will be performed by the Golden State Pops Orchestra this Saturday at the Varèse Sarabande Halloween Spectacular! Charles goes back to the 1980s on Varèse, with scores like April Fool's Day, Deadly Friend and the most famous ... A Nightmare On Elm Street. It's nearly concert day. This is not a concert you want to miss. October 19, 2013. Tickets are still available.
https://gspo.secure.force.com/ticket#sections_a03G000000aQk0cIAC

 
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