Film Composer David Newman's Tribute to His Father Premieres in Indianapolis

Classic Arts News   Film Composer David Newman's Tribute to His Father Premieres in Indianapolis
 
The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra will present the world premiere of David Newman's Songs of My Father tonight.

Emmanuel Villaume, music director of the Spoleto Festival USA, will conduct, and pianist Stephen Hough will join the orchestra for Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor. Ravel's score for the ballet Mother Goose is also on the program, which will be reprised tomorrow night.

Newman's work is an orchestral tribute to his father, composer Alfred Newman, who wrote more than 300 film scores: for films such as All About Eve and Love is a Many-Splendored Thing: over the course of his lifetime.

Newman is also known for his film scores, among them for the films The War of the Roses, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, The Nutty Professor, and 102 Dalmatians. His score for the animated film Anastasia received an Oscar nomination.

In addition to his famous father, Newman has other composers in the family: his brother Thomas, his cousin Randy, and his uncles Lionel and Emil.


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