LOS ANGELES — On Wednesday, March 24, 2004, Mr. Bernstein took part in a conversation about his experiences as a film composer. The event, titled “The Entertainment Capital of the World,” began at 7:30pm and took place in BP Hall at the Walt Disney Concert Hall and was the fourth in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s adult eduction series.
These seminars were designed to explore not only the rich variety of music in Los Angeles, but also the influence of the city itself on the creative life of the musicians who came here to live and work. Other participants in the evening’s discussion were composer James Newton Howard and moderator Cynthia Millar. Susan Key introduced the evening.
Elmer Bernstein’s Film Music Notebook is the re-issue of an historic quarterly journal comprising thirteen installments, originally published by Bernstein himself between 1974 and 1978.
Bernstein’s Film Music Notebook features interviews with notable film composers (conducted by Bernstein himself) in addition to score analyses, biographical sketches, articles on historical and contemporary music topics, and more. This 579-page hardcover, filled with illustrations and photographs, includes a brand-new introduction by Bernstein with a foreword by noted journalist Jon Burlingame.
APRA and AGSC 2003 Screen Music Award nominations were for music composed for feature films, telemovies and mini-series, children’s television, advertisements, short films and documentaries.
Special recipient of the lifetime achievement award was the Academy Award winning composer Elmer Bernstein. His screen credits are in excess of 200 and his compositions include the music scores from Far From Heaven (2002), Bringing Out the Dead (1999), The Age of Innocence (1993), The Field (1990), Ghost Busters (1984), Animal House (1978), The Great Escape (1963), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962), The Magnificent Seven (1960) and The Ten Commandments (1956). […]
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC — Elmer Bernstein has just completed scoring “American Epic — the Story of Cecil B. DeMille.” The music, recorded at Smecky Studios in Prague, was also conducted by Bernstein for the upcoming two-hour television documentary on the life of the legendary filmmaker, whose epic, The Ten Commandments, was one of the significant films of Bernstein’s early career. […]
In celebration of this historic occasion, the Los Angeles Chapter of NARAS has honored with its Governors Award: Elmer Bernstein, legendary Academy Award winning film composer; Earth, Wind & Fire, six-time GRAMMY Award winning R&B group; and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, three-time GRAMMY Award winning producers.
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA—Veteran film composer Elmer Bernstein presented TCM’s 2003 Young Film Composers Competition Grand Prize to Ms. Linda Martinez for her original score for the classic silent film, The Rag Man, at the Harmony Gold Screening Room in West Hollywood on January 29th at 7:00pm.
Mr. Bernstein, who was honored by TCM with a month-long film retrospective in 2001, continues his association with the network and has also accepted the role as spokesperson for the 2004 competition. He was one of the preliminary judges for the first round of finalists in June, 2003. […]
Elmer Bernstein to Return as Guest Conductor for Walnut High School's "The Magic of Movies & Music"
Walnut, California, April 13, 2004—Film composer Elmer Bernstein will be returning to Walnut High School for its annual “The Magic of Movies & Music” concert at the Walnut Performing Arts Center. The program has been rescheduled to the school’s fall season. The exact date will be announced shortly. 2004 will mark the sixth year that […]
On the third and final night of the inaugural concert gala heralding the Walt Disney Concert Hall as the new home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the program was “Soundstage L.A.,” a stunning celebration of the distinguished history of music for motion pictures. Of course, Elmer Bernstein was in attendance.
It was after the intermission that the audience of 2,200 was treated to the famed The Magnificent Seven theme, as conducted by fellow maestro John Williams. Then, as one of two encores conducted by the L.A. Philharmonic’s own Esa-Pekka Salonen, the touching and melodic To Kill a Mockingbird was met with a standing ovation. A thrilled Mr. Bernstein later commented that it was the best performance of Mockingbird he had ever heard.
The Elmer Bernstein award for Best Film Score was presented by the maestro to “Love Object” composer Nicholas Pike as part of the festival’s closing evening festivities. This marked the third year Mr. Bernstein has been present to award the prize to a promising composer. The 2003 Woodstock Film Festival celebrated its fourth year with a collection of more than 130 films, panels and workshops, Wednesday, September 17 through Sunday, September 21. Screenings and events took place this year in a variety of venues in the town of Woodstock and nearby communities of Rhinebeck, Hunter and Mt. Tremper.
Although only four years old, the Woodstock Film Festival has garnered a reputation among filmmakers and industry insiders as one of the best regional festivals in the country. The expansion of programs and venues is a direct result of the festival’s successful track record over the past three years, according to festival director Meira Blaustein.
One of Elmer Bernstein’s most lush, melodic scores is now a 2-CD deluxe edition: CD One features almost the entire score in mono, and CD Two features the original soundtrack, in its entirety, in stereo. Expanded liner notes and story synopsis of this epic saga, adapted from James A. Michener’s historical novel, are included with the CDs. A special-edition, autographed version will be available for a limited time.
Elections Give Film and Television Composers Unprecedented Representation on ASCAP Board
LOS ANGELES (Film Music Magazine)—ASCAP announced today [March 20, 2003] that film and television composers Elmer Bernstein and Bruce Broughton have been elected to the ASCAP Board of Directors. With the election of these composers, the ASCAP Board now includes two full time working film and television composers, a level of representation not seen in many years.
Walnut, California, February 21, 2002—The City of Walnut issued a special mayoral proclamation to Elmer Bernstein for his continuing work with young musicians. He received the citation at the winter music program held annually every February at Walnut High School. […]
Elmer Bernstein’s career and family life were portrayed Thursday, February 6th, 2003 at 7:00 PM on BBC1, emanating from London Studios. The Maestro was surprised by host Michael Aspel and his BBC crew at the conclusion of Mr. Bernstein’s 80th birthday celebration concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall in October, 2002. […]
Elmer Bernstein Returns as Guest Conductor for Walnut High School's "The Magic of Movies & Music"
Walnut, California, January 28, 2003—Film composer Elmer Bernstein returned to Walnut High School for their annual “The Magic of Movies & Music” concert at the Walnut Performing Arts Center on Thursday, February 13th, at 7:00 PM. […]