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The glorious symphonic sound of Hollywood movie music was created by European composers who escaped to Hollywood. WinterFest brings you family portraits of two of Hollywood’s greatest composers from that formative era as the granddaughters of Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Erich Wolgang Korngold join us to reminisce.
Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco were refugees from Hitler’s Germany and Mussolini’s Italy who came to Hollywood to become the most influential composers in the world of cinema.
During SummerFest 2017 (June 19 – 25) we opened our festival with a residency of musicians from the Silk Road Ensemble, bass trombonist Steve Wilson of UT – El Paso, and composer and artistic director Bruce Adolphe. The culmination of the week was the World Premiere of Adolphe’s Four Harmonious Friends- performed by cellist Mike Block, shinobue player Kaoru Watanabe, drummer Shane Shanahan, bass trombonist Steve Wilson and pianist Bruce Adolphe.
This documentary captured the week’s events and was produced/directed/edited by master filmmaker Erin Harper. Thanks go out to The Music District for hosting! Visit our Gallery for more.
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