Category: Concerts

6/13/09 CA Plaza Concert Highlights

A big thanks to all the fans who turned up at the California Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles, last Saturday!  The evening was a complete success.  BrEndAn’s Band opened first, finishing their set with Brendan McCreary’s original song “When Will the Work Be Done,” that was featured in the “Battlestar Galactica” finale.  As the sun set, the Battlestar Galactica Orchestra took the stage…

For the last song, Kara Thrace herself, Katee Sackhoff, joined me on stage at the grand piano to play “Kara Remembers” (from the forthcoming Season 4 Soundtrack Album).  I played the left hand part, and she plucked out the Final Four Theme, just as she did in the climax of Someone to Watch Over Me.  Once we had the Final Four Theme going on the piano, the band snuck in, building to “Heeding the Call” and finally “All Along the Watchtower.”  The writers and director of Someone To Watch Over Me were in the audience, so this was a very special moment for Katee and me.

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Send In Pix and Video from LA Concert Tomorrow! (UPDATED)

What a week!  I’ve been in final rehearsals for tomorrow’s big free concert in Downtown LA.  If you’re in the area, don’t miss this incredible event under the stars.  There will be some VERY EXCITING surprises that I wish I could spoil for you now, but it’s only a day away… might as well save it for tomorrow.

You are all welcome to bring a video camera or take photos at tomorrow’s concert.  If you get some video or stills, I’d be grateful if you could share them with me: the higher quality the better.  After the concert, just leave a comment below and we’ll coordinate with you.

UPDATED: Photography is fine, but DO NOT USE A FLASH! Thanks!

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OFFICIAL DATES: “Music of Battlestar Galactica” SoCal Tour, Summer ’09!

“THE MUSIC OF BATTLESTAR GALACTICA” SUMMER 2009 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TOUR.  

Last year, my orchestra and I performed two SOLD OUT shows at the famed Roxy Theater in Los Angeles and the overwhelming response from fans around the world brings us back to the stage this summer in FOUR LIVE CONCERT EVENTS.

Saturday, June 13th
Grand Performances Series
in Downtown Los Angeles
7pm 

The concert at this gorgeous outdoor venue will be FREE ADMISSION.

Thursday, July 23rd
Friday, July 24th
Saturday, July 25th
The House of Blues
 in San Diego

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“Prelude to War” Ballet Premiere in Germany

Last Friday I was very fortunate to attend the world premiere performance of “Prelude to War,” my ballet based on my scores for Battlestar Galactica.  The ballet was performed by the outstanding dancers of the Theaterhagen, in Hagen, Germany.  The choreography was by the resident choreographer Ricardo Fernando, and the orchestra was conducted by Bernhard Steiner.

When I was first approached about writing a ballet based on my Galactica scores, I leapt at the opportunity to translate my music to a new medium.  From my initial discussions with Ricardo it was clear that he and I shared a similar vision of the ballet.  We wanted to create a new and exciting narrative, using the music of the series but completely stripping it from the context of the show.