2022-04-25 – 21:00 h

On Saturday, April 23rd, 2022, the Los Angeles based music ensemble Helix Collective and the Composers Diversity Collective presented the concert “Spotlight!”, featuring premiere concert pieces and media music reimagined for the stage by film, television, and video game composers from the Composers Diversity Collective (read more).


The 10-piece film music ensemble led by conductor Phil Popham, premiered works by two-time Emmy-nominee Michael Abels (Get Out, Us, Allen vs. Farrow), four-time Emmy winning composer Vivek Maddala (The Tom and Jerry Show), Dara Taylor (The Tender Bar), Sherri Chung (Riverdale, The Red Line), Emmy-nominated composer Tony Morales (Reacher, The Endgame), Jongnic Bontemps (4400), Vidjay Beerepoot (Bruxelles), two-time Annie Award-nominee Amritha Vaz, Sid de la Cruz, and Ghiya Rhushidat.


The program was as follows:

  • Sid De La Cruz – The Mission: Engage
  • Dara Taylor – The Light of Day
  • Vijay Beereport – “Brussels” Suite
  • Sheri Chung – The Littlest Things
  • Michael Abels – Winged Creatures
  • Tony Morales – Sapphire & Eliana
  • Ghiya Rushidat – Love They Neighbour’s Rooster
  • Jongnic Bontemps – Breathe
  • Vivek Maddala – Realignment
  • Amritha Vaz – Viva Mazine


Helix Collective:

  • Phil Popham, Conductor
  • Sarah Robinson, Flute
  • Jonathan Sacdalan, Clarinet
  • Tom Farrell, Guitar
  • Niv Ashkenazi, Violin
  • Sharon Ray, Viola
  • Maksim Velichkin, Cello
  • Freddy Hernandez, Bass
  • Matt Ordaz, Percussion
  • Kathryn Eames, Piano


Following you can see some pictures of the red carpet and the concert.

Pictures © Thomas Mikusz / White Bear PR