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The Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced a three-year partnership where the two organizations will collaborate on programming beginning in the 2016/17 season with the presentation of three classic films with orchestra live-to-picture at Walt Disney Concert Hall: Rebel Without a Cause (world premiere of film with live orchestra), On the Waterfront, and Casablanca. Additional co-curated presentations for the 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons to be announced.

 “Los Angeles plays a unique role in the history of symphonic music thanks, in large part, to the presence of the film industry,” stated Deborah Borda, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. “The LA Phil has always included the best of film music in its repertoire, and through a new partnership with the Academy, will delve even deeper into the relationship between music and the moving image. We look forward to drawing on the unrivaled expertise of Academy members as we bring sight and sound together on the concert hall stage.”

“Although it seems inevitable, the partnership between the Academy and the Los Angeles Philharmonic has been almost a century in the making,” said Academy CEO Dawn Hudson. “This new alliance between these two institutions, both composed of the world's finest creative professionals, and both headquartered in Los Angeles but with reach far beyond, will enable us to illustrate, explain, and celebrate the vital linkage between music and movies like never before.”

The LA Phil and the Academy partnership begins in the 2016/17 season with the presentation of three classic films, each live-to picture with a full orchestra. On Thursday, November 17, at 8:00 PM, Scott Dunn leads the LA Phil in Leonard Rosenman’s celebrated score for Rebel Without a Cause (1955). This presentation marks the world premiere of the film live with orchestra. Friday, November 18, at 8:00 PM and Sunday, November 20, at 2:00 PM, respectively, David Newman conducts the LA Phil in Leonard Bernstein’s Oscar®-nominated score for On the Waterfront (1954) and Max Steiner’s Oscar®-nominated score for Casablanca (1943), both complete films with live orchestra. Each screening of the classic film series will be introduced by Academy members Andy Garcia (Nov. 17), Eva Marie Saint (Nov. 18) and Aaron Eckhart (Nov. 20).

One hour prior to each screening, the LA Phil’s Upbeat Live will be held in BP Hall, and is free to all ticket holders. Curated by the Academy, the pre-concert talks will feature film-music historian and veteran journalist Jon Burlingame in conversations about the importance of each film score with former Academy Music Branch Governor and composer Charles Fox (Nov. 17), Academy Music Branch Governor and composer Laura Karpman (Nov. 18) and Academy Music Branch Governor and composer Charles Bernstein (Nov. 20).


Thursday, November 17, 2016, at 8:00 PM

Rebel Without a Cause

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Scott Dunn, conductor

Andy Garcia (Oscar nominee, The Godfather, Part III), introduction

ROSENMAN           Rebel Without a Cause (world premiere of film with live orchestra)


Friday, November 18, 2016, at 8:00 PM

On the Waterfront

Los Angeles Philharmonic

David Newman, conductor

Eva Marie Saint (Oscar winner, On the Waterfront), introduction

BERNSTEIN           On the Waterfront (complete film with live orchestra)

On The Waterfront © 1954, renewed 1982 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. © A.M.P.A.S.


Sunday, November 20, 2016, at 2:00 PM


Los Angeles Philharmonic

David Newman, conductor

Aaron Eckhart, introduction

STEINER               Casablanca (complete film with live orchestra)


Tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2016/17 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently available. To purchase, please visit or the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.


The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres – orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop – at two of L.A.’s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall ( and the Hollywood Bowl ( The LA Phil’s season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from September through May, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education and community programs.