Composer Jeff Beal (House Of Cards, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power) kicks off a marathon schedule of releases this spring in Boston, conducting the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra for the world premiere of Boston: The Documentary on April 15, 2017.
Boston is presented by John Hancock in association with the Kennedy/Marshall Company. Narrated by Academy-Award winner Matt Damon, it is the first ever feature-length documentary film about the world’s most legendary running race – the Boston Marathon.
The EMMY®-winning composer then heads to Europe where House of Cards will be performed in concert in The Netherlands (April 22-23) and Denmark (May 2-3).
April 8-Aug 13: Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfeld A multimedia presentation at Annenberg Space For Photography (Los Angeles, CA), featuring a 20-minute short film with original music by Jeff Beal. A full-length version of the film will be released later in the year. Jeff previously composed the music for Greenfeld’s documentary The Queen Of Versailles.
April 13-22: World premiere of the ballet Terra, performed by the Oregon Ballet Theatre, choreographed by Helen Pickett (Portland, OR)
April 15: Jeff will be conducting the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra for the world premiere of Boston: The Documentary (Boston, MA)
April 19: Boston: The Documentary will screen on 500 theaters nationwide through Fathom Events
April 22: House of Cards in Concert in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
April 23: House of Cards in Concert in Utrecht, The Netherlands
May 2-3: House of Cards in Concert in Odense, Denmark
May 3-4: World premiere of “Flute Concerto” performed by Minnesota Orchestra with Sharon Bezaly, flute (Minneapolis, MN)
May 5&7: “The Salvage Men” performed by The Apollo Chorus, featuring Jeff Beal on trumpet (Chicago, IL)
May 12-13: “The Firebrand & The First Lady” performed by Brooklyn Youth Chorus at BAM (Brooklyn, NY)
May 30: House of Cards Season 5 releases on Netflix. A soundtrack release will be forthcoming
July 28: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth To Power in theaters nationwide
TBA: Jeff has completed scoring the film Shock And Awe, directed by Rob Reiner
About Jeff Beal
It’s no coincidence that Jeff Beal’s film music career began to take off with his work on the acclaimed film POLLOCK (2000). Beal writes, orchestrates, conducts, mixes and often performs on his own scores – no other artist’s brushstrokes touch his canvas. As an accomplished jazz musician, Beal uses his improvisation skills to read the emotional tone of a scene and compose music on the spot. “This process allows me to set up a world where anything can happen, but you don’t see it coming.”
A four-time EMMY® winner, Beal’s approach is a favorite for more sophisticated works. His TV credits include HBO’s ROME, CARNIVÀLE and the Netflix series HOUSE OF CARDS. His documentary work includes BLACKFISH, WEINER, THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES, AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER, which premiered at Sundance and will be in theaters in July, and BOSTON an upcoming documentary about the history of the Boston Marathon. Jeff’s upcoming film projects include SHOCK AND AWE (directed by Rob Reiner).
Recently, Jeff’s performing, conducting, and composing worlds have begun converging. In 2016 Jeff conducted The National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center in the premiere of HOUSE OF CARDS in CONCERT (represented by Columbia Artists Management), with further performances in Miami and The Netherlands. He also led the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra for the premiere of BLACKFISH live-to-picture. In May several of his pieces will be performed including “The Salvage Men” by The Apollo Chorus (Chicago), the Brooklyn Youth Chorus will premiere his piece “The Fire Brand” at BAM, and Oregon Ballet Theatre will premiere the ballet Terra, choreographed by Helen Pickett.