The Mad Macedonian, Culture Critic, returns to blogging performances of the Orange County Pacific Symphony!
A year ago I was invited to become a part of a Citizen Press Corp of Bloggers, encouraged to attend performances, and blog our little hearts out about them. ;-D
Last year I had a blast and, if you enjoy a good concert, and entertaining stories about them, here are my 2008 stories:
The theme for the 2009 American Composers Festival is THE COMPOSERS AND MUSIC THAT BELONGED TO “HOLLYWOOD’S GOLDEN AGE”.
This season, Pacific Symphony’s 2009 American Composers Festival (ACF) celebrates the art of film music, past and present by exploring the differences between composing for concerts and composing for film—and how the two styles have evolved into what we hear today. This ACF is particularly relevant, considering that film music has been an integral part of Southern California culture since the inception of the movie industry; plus, it has strong connections to the world of “classical” concert music. Once disregarded by the modernist school of composition, film music has now come into its own as a fully recognized art form. And, of course, this recognition is not just academic. Millions of filmgoers have been exposed to—and delighted by—orchestral music through the movies.
The details, and an interesting discourse on the subjects of the series, can be read here.
The folks at the Symphony website have taken to this Blogging thing in a big way this year, taking note of of the success of the small corp of Citizen Bloggers last year, by inviting us back, and by starting their own collection of fun, and informative blogs.