The Oscar Concert 2018

This weekend, on Sunday, March 3rd, the 90th edition of the Oscars is going to be celebrated (read news), and as we already informed you almost a year ago!! (read news), today Wednesday, February 28th ‘The Oscar Concert’ will be held in Los Angeles to celebrate music in the movies in general and music nominated this year in particular.


The event will be in charge of the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Thomas Wilkins, who will share the baton with some deluxe guests: John Williams, Carter Burwell and Alexandre Desplat, who will be on the podium to conduct their nominated music.

The Oscar Concert 2018


In addition, the stage will also welcome Terence Blanchard (trumpet), Liv Redpath (soprano), Hans Zimmer (keyboards), Benjamin Wallfisch (keyboards) and A.R. Rahman.


And to top it off, the event will feature the following composers / directors / guest stars: Michael Giacchino, Michael Abels, Paul Thomas Anderson, Guillermo Del Toro, Ava DuVernay, Rian Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez and Daniela Vega.


The full program of the evening will include the following:


Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino presents a live demonstration of the scoring process.
Musical selections from the Oscar-winning film Up


The Sound of Home: Introduction by A.R. Rahman

Rachel PORTMAN Nicholas Nickleby

Nino ROTA Amarcord

A. R. RAHMAN Slumdog Millionaire


The Sound of the Chase: Introduction by Michelle Rodriguez

Dave GRUSIN – The Firm

Lalo SCHIFRIN – Bullitt 

Jerry GOLDSMITH – The Great Train Robbery


The Sound of Fear: Introduction by Michael Abels

Mica LEVI – Jackie

Quincy JONES – In Cold Blood

John CARPENTER – Halloween

John WILLIAMS – The Witches of Eastwick


The Sound of Love: Introduction by Daniela Vega

Erich Wolfgang KORNGOLD – The Adventures of Robin Hood

Luis BACALOV – Il Postino

TAN DUN – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon


The Sound of Courage: Introduction by Ava DuVernay

Terence BLANCHARD – Malcolm X

Terence Blanchard, trumpet

Joe HISAISHI – Spirited Away

Alex NORTH – Spartacus


The Sound of the Future: Introductions by Guillermo Del Toro, Paul Thomas Anderson, Rian Johnson, and via video, Christopher Nolan

World premiere suites from this year’s nominated films for Original Score

Carter BURWELL – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Carter Burwell, conductor

Liv Redpath, soprano


Alexandre DESPLAT – The Shape of Water

Alexandre Desplat, conductor


Jonny GREENWOOD – Phantom Thread

Thomas Wilkins, conductor


John WILLIAMS – “The Rebellion Is Reborn” from Star Wars: The Last Jedi

John Williams, conductor


Hans ZIMMER – Dunkirk

Thomas Wilkins, conductor

Hans Zimmer, keyboards

Benjamin Wallfisch, keyboards


As you can see, an exceptional program for an exceptional night!


More information about the event, which sold out its tickets long time ago: