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OSCAR AND EMMY NOMINATED COMPOSERS TO HEADLINE AT THE HOORAY FOR HOLLYWOOD CHATTANOOGA SYMPHONY AND OPERA CONCERT


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2014-02-21 06:46:47 - Oscar nominated composer Alan Silvestri and Emmy nominated composer George S. Clinton will headline the Hooray for Hollywood Chattanooga Symphony & Opera concert on March 2nd at the Chattanooga International Film Music Festival. Fresh off of the success of The Croods and The Avengers, Silvestri will conduct a suite from his classic Back to the Future score. Chattanooga raised Clinton returns home to conduct a suite of his music from the Austin Powers films, and is also serving as the festival’s artistic director and is Chair of the Film Scoring Department at the Berklee College of Music. Additional popular film music to be performed includes King Kong, Ben Hur, Batman, Lincoln, and Lord of the Rings.

Los Angeles, CA. February 12, 2014 – From February 28th through March 2nd Hollywood film composers Alan Silvestri and George S. Clinton will join together for a weekend of seminars, screenings, and concerts at The Chattanooga International Film Music Festival. On March 2nd the classic Tivoli Theatre will host the Hooray for Hollywood concert which will feature Clinton’s own Austin Powers suite, Silvestri’s Back to the Future suite, and other popular film music titles. Special guests include Sundance Film Music Program director, Peter Golub and BMI’s Head of Film and TV Music Relations, Doreen Ringer Ross.

George S. Clinton is the artistic director of the festival, and also a native Chattanoogan. He is passionate about inspiring young composers and is

currently the Chair of the Film Scoring Department at the Berklee College of Music. Clinton’s credentials include two Cheech and Chong titles, the cult-hit fighter game Mortal Kombat, and the Emmy-winning title Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. As a staff writer for Warner Brothers Music, Clinton’s songs were recorded by Michael Jackson, Joe Cocker and Smokey Robinson.

Alan Silvestri is this year’s honoree at the festival, and has scored over 80 films, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Avengers, Forrest Gump, Carl Sagan’s upcoming show Cosmos – A Spacetime Odyssey, and this year’s Oscar nominated film, The Croods.

Registration for the Chattanooga International Film Music Festival is open and concludes on the 14th of February. The cost for the full Festival is $195. The Hooray For Hollywood concert is open to the public and tickets can be purchased on the Chattanooga Symphony & Opera website at chattanoogasymphony.org/.


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