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 Next Concert - April 3, 2004  - 8 pm

Join the Symphony at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church for a delightful evening of fine music featuring Tidestar Pulling, a commissioned piece by Hollywood film composer J.A.C. Redford who will attend the concert.  The Symphony will perform the Erich Korngold Violin Concerto with guest Xuan Tang.  Ms. Tang is a masters violin student at the University of Houston Moores School of Music. The Orchestra will also perform the Brahms Symphony #4.

J.A.C. Redford  -  Composer

J.A.C. Redford is an accomplished composer of concert music, film and television scores, and music for the theater.  His concert compositions span a wide range of forms from symphony, choral music and ballet, to art songs and chamber music.  His larger works have been performed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Utah Symphony, the American Chamber Orchestra, the Los Angeles Chamber Singers and the Utah Chamber Artists, at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles and at London's Royal Albert Hall.  His chamber music has been performed by the Debussy Trio, Liona Boyd, the Philadelphia Brass, the Westminster Brass, and Zephyr: Voices Unbound.


Redford's incidental music has been heard in theatrical productions in Los Angeles and South Coast Repertory Theater in Costa Mesa, California, as well as on the American Playhouse series on PBS.  Two of his musicals comedies are published by Anchorage Press and performed frequently across North America.
Working in the film and television industries for over 25 years, Redford has written the scores for more than three dozen feature films, TV movies or miniseries, including The Trip to Bountiful, Extremities, Oliver and Company, The Mighty Ducks II and III, What the Deaf Man Heard, and Flora's Family.  He has composed the music for nearly 500 episodes of series television, including multiple seasons of Coach and St. Elsewhere (for which he received Emmy nominations).
He has orchestrated, arranged, or conducted for Academy Award-winning composers James Horner, Alan Menken and Rachel Portman, as well as for Terence Blanchard, Danny Elfman, Mark Isham, Marc Shaiman and Cirque du Soleil's Benoit Jutras, on projects including The Little Mermaid, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and The Perfect Storm.  He is the author of Welcome All Wonders: A Composer's Journey, published by Baker Books.

To find out more about J.A.C. Redford, visit his website at: http://www.jacredford.com 

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