It has just been announced that Alexandre Desplat will receive the prestigious Max Steiner Award at Hollywood in Vienna this year:
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With eight Academy Award nominations, two received Grammys, one Golden Globe and one Oscar, it was not a big surprise when last month it had been made official that Alexandre Desplat will work on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (trailer) which will hit international cinemas this December. Therefore the organisers behind Hollywood in Vienna took the opportunity to invite you to “an unforgettable musical journey to the fantastic vastness of space and time”: In the first half of the evening you will hear the music of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Interstellar, Star Wars, Star Trek, Contact, Close Encounter Of The Third Kind and E.T.
Then in the second half solely Alexandre Desplat’s scores will be performed by the fantastic ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra: Most probably you will hear suites from The Girl With A Pearl Earring, Birth, The Beat That My Heart Skipped, Syriana, The Painted Veil, The Queen, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Ghost Writer, Twilight – The New Moon, The King’s Speech, Argo, Philomena, Godzilla, The Imitation Game or The Grand Budapest Hotel.
The ticket sales start this Wednesday April 27th, 2016. Last year when James Newton Howard was celebrated, the servers crashed. So you should make sure to be quick this year. Also this year the Hollywood in Vienna will take place on two evenings at the Konzerthaus in Vienna: The concert on October 13th complies artistically with the gala-concert on October 14th, 2016; the festive award presentation to Alexandre Desplat takes place on October 14th, only.
The concert is recorded for TV and radio and broadcast internationally. Therefore you can for example can watch last year’s performance of James Newton Howard’s The Hanging Tree (The Hunger Games) here.