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  1. On the back disc jacket of the 1983 Varese Sarabande Vinyl-LP release for Williams' Violin Concerto, JW said this in the jacket’s liner notes.
  2. An ‘intentionally’ missed opportunity. I think Disney did this on-purpose because they have to be aware that this last trilogy is tired. They need to recoup their investment in this trilogy by having us buy HD-video discs all-over again to get the iso-score feature.
  3. I feel that the size of the instrumental orchestra between Raiders and Superman in the film’s orchestrations are the same. It’s the size of the concert orchestra performing on the L2P versions that is smaller than the orchestra’s size called for in the final-film’s orchestrations.
  4. I’m asking this because at this time, in the USA and Canada, no orchestra has booked the L2P concert of ‘Superman.’ I realize that the pandemic lockdown has caused many orchestras to end their seasons earlier than planned and as a result, there’s less money coming in and in the end there’s a shrinking budget for these orchestras to book these L2P concerts. What really set me off is a schedule change from the San Francisco Symphony. They do more of these concerts than any USA orchestra. They cancelled the world premiere L2P concert of “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon”, and replaced it with the L2P concert of “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” a program they did back in April 2017. https://www.sfsymphony.org/Buy-Tickets/2020-21/Film-Indiana-Jones I realize that they need a popular title to attract customers and I’m glad that they thought of John Williams, but why not ‘Superman?’ Wouldn’t Christopher Reeve’s on-screen charm when combined with Williams’s music please the audience?
  5. I found this one, also from the BSO, where the L2P technical process is discussed with more detail Here, it's about 'Home Alone.'
  6. This aired on the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's Facebook page yesterday. Associate Conductor Nicholas Hersh, Principal Librarian Michael Ferraguto, and moderator Allison Burr-Livingstone talk about the preparation of the BSO's 'Movie with Live Orchestra' concerts. The L2P concert program of SW:TESB is discussed in great detail as the orchestra was scheduled to do this concert this weekend, but was cancelled because of the COVID-19 lockdown. They also talk about Williams' 2018 appearance with the BSO and his 'first pitch' at Camden Yards the week before the concert. The rest is just fanboy talk. Enjoy P.S. 'hope you're reading this @MrScratch
  7. The album version It has an extended middle part for woodwinds and the ending from the winds is very somber. The Film Version This one has a truncated middle part and the cue ends abruptly. L2P concert version The same as the film version, but the ending is very triumphant by the entire orchestra. This cues ends Act One of the L2P concert.
  8. I'm more of a fan of Goldsmith's 'avant garde' writing than his romanticism writing so 'Poltergeist'82' was among the best of his 'avant garde' writing, second only to 'Alien.' I've listened to 'Poltergeist I' way more than 'Poltergeist II.' The only highlight of P2 was the 'God is in his holy temple' choir-chanting cue. I remember being very pissed when I bought the Intrada 12' LP disc and found that the cue was not on that record.
  9. I'm hoping that it's a hint that the PSO will be presenting the Superman L2P concert in their 2020/21 schedule. I was over at Heinz Hall for "SW:TESB" in July, "ET" in September and "Raiders" last February and they were great.
  10. From the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, posted April 3rd, 2020. I'm hoping that it's a hint that the PSO will be presenting the Superman L2P concert in their 2020/21 schedule. I was over at Heinz Hall for "SW:TESB" in July, "ET" in September and "Raiders" last February and they were great.
  11. Postponed! https://www.kkl-luzern.ch/en/shop-tickets/16-05-2020-19-30-superman-in-concert.html
  12. Here's a more recent use of the theremin.
  13. These engagements are cancelled. They will be rescheduled sometime in the 2021/22 season. https://www.tso.ca/covid19 Those dates are being taking-over by SW:TFA, which was rescheduled from this May.
  14. It's going back to the USA for the first time since 2018 The San Diego Symphony Orchestra. Friday, November 20th , 2020 https://www.sandiegosymphony.org/tickets-events/2020-21-season/fox-theatre-film-series/
  15. I've checked the above link for tickets and it's dead. I've checked the website of the above venue and I'm not seeing this program among their list of events. And CineConcerts longer has that event listed in their 'Passion' page.
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