Friday, April 30, 2010
Kurt Bestor "A Night at the Movies"
1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, Utah 84738
Two of Utah's cherished musical institutions join forces for a one-night-only tribute to some of Hollywood's greatest films.
For more than three decades, Kurt Bestor's film scores, television themes, compositions and carols have provided an indelible soundtrack of American life. Indeed, much of Bestor's own life has been dedicated to creating musical parallels to visual images.
Bestor is perhaps best known for his innovative interpretation of seasonal carols but he actually launched his career writing music for television and movies. His credits include more than 40 film scores and more than 40 themes for national TV programs and commercials. It is Bestor's music that has introduced NFL Monday Night Football and National Geographic Explorer; he scored TBS's Wild! Life Adventures and the IMAX film The Great American West. He received the Outstanding Film Score Award at the New York Film and Television Festival for his music for PBS's A More Perfect Union. Bestor was awarded an Emmy® for his collaboration with Sam Cardon on the original music for ABC's coverage of the 1988 Winter Olympics.
Several years ago Kurt premiered his "Night at the Movies" concert with the Utah Symphony—a journey through the last 85 years of movie music. Using a giant screen, guest vocalists, and his usual concert repartee with the audience, Bestor traced the art of film scoring from its silent piano roots to today's exciting scores. This entertaining presentation played to three sold out shows and was introduced in January 2005 to English audiences when he performed with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic.
Now you can experience this thrilling tribute to Hollywood's cinematic classics when Kurt Bestor and The Southwest Symphony bring this event to Southern Utah for the very first time.