On June 21st, the great composer, pianist, jazz musician and orchestra conductor Lalo Schifrin turned 85 years old and to celebrate it, a tribute concert will be held on Saturday, October 7th – 8:00 p.m. at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale (California), organized by Musicians at Play, Music Fund Los Angeles, and Varèse Live and hosted by Robert Townson.
Lalo Schifrin is a living legend of film music world, having written classic television themes and over 100 film scores including Mission: Impossible, Mannix, Bullitt, Cool Hand Luke, The Cincinnati Kid, The Competition and so many more. His five Grammys, one Cable ACE Award, and six Academy Award nominations are a testament to his impact on the music industry.
The concert, named “Celebrating Lalo Schifrin – 85th Birthday Concert” will have conductor Chris Walden leading an all-star big band plus special guests in celebrating Lalo’s life, artistry, and esteemed body of work.
Flutist Sara Andon will solo with the band for a pair of pieces in a historic evening, where in addition to Lalo Schifrin, special guests will be part of the show such as Michael Giacchino, Sara Andon, Alan & Marilyn Bergman, Sandra Booker, Denise Donatelli, Brett Ratner and Steve Tyrell.
Tickets, with prices from $ 30 to $ 200 (VIP) can be found at:
VIP tickets include 6:00 pm Cocktail Reception, early access to the Silent Auction, and preferred seating. Net proceeds from the event and Silent Auction will go to support music education in schools and aid for professional musicians in crisis.
And while the concert arrives, you can read this exclusive interview that Lalo Schifrin granted to SoundTrackFest in 2016, where he talked about his life, movies and also about how he learnt karate with Bruce Lee himself!!