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SCL Seminar "The Career and Works of Alfred Newman"

Event: SCL Seminar "The Career and Works of Alfred Newman"
Date: June 12, 1999
Time: 10:00 am

The Society of Composers & Lyricists
with ASCAP is pleased to present a special seminar:


Presented by Fred Steiner,
composer and film music historian.

Saturday, June 12, 1999, 10:00 a.m.,
The Directors Guild Theatre,
7920 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles
Join us for a fascinating overview of one of the most influential composer-careers that Hollywood has ever seen-- that of ALFRED NEWMAN. Music Director for decades at 20th Century Fox, Alfred Newman worked as music executive and/or composer on virtually every Fox release from the 1930's through the beginning of the 1970's.

As composer, Mr. Newman's credits include such film classics as "The Prisoner of Zenda", "Wuthering Heights", "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", "The Song of Bernadette", "Captain from Castile", "All About Eve" and "The Robe."

As arranger and orchestrator, Newman produced the soundtracks to the film productions of "South Pacific", "The King & I", "Carousel" and "Camelot." As Music Director at Fox, he assigned and often supervised the work of dozens of composers-- having an important influence on the careers of such composers as David Raksin, Jerry Goldsmith and John Williams.

In addition to Fred Steiner's presentation, there will be a special screening of the film "Beloved Enemy", one of Alfred Newman's turning-point scores in Hollywood film music.

:::: EXTRA ! :::: We will also be screening a historically significant short subject, produced by BMI in the 1970's. This documentary contains extraordinary interviews and commentary from Jerry Goldsmith, Lalo Schifrin, Quincy Jones and more. It affords a rarely-seen look into the creative processes and scoring techniques of that period-- from the composer's homes to the actual scoring stage sessions for Goldsmith's "The Mephisto Waltz" score!

Please join us for what promises to be an entertaining and inspiring event. For reservations, call (310) 281-2812. Admission (which includes lunch) is $10 for SCL members and students with ID. Non-member admission is $25. The program will conclude around 3:00 p.m."

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