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Jeff Beal to conduct 'The Biggest Little Farm' live to picture with the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra

November 28, 2019 | By Silvia Carluccio
Publicist

HOLLYWOOD, CA Five time Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal will conduct the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, performing his score in the west coast premiere of the popular documentary, The Biggest Little Farm, on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 8pm at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles.

In addition to the live-to-picture concert event, filmmakers John and Molly Chester will be on hand to do a Q&A with Mr. Beal after the concert.

 

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JEFF BEAL is an American composer of music for film, media, and the concert hall.  With musical beginnings as a jazz trumpeter and recording artist, his works are infused with an understanding of rhythm and spontaneity.  Steven Schneider for the New York Times wrote of "the richness of Mr. Beal's musical thinking...his compositions often capture the liveliness and unpredictability of the best improvisation.”  His seven solo CDs, including Three Graces, Contemplations (Triloka) Red Shift (Koch Jazz), and Liberation (Island Records) established him as a respected recording artist and composer.

He has received nineteen prime time Emmy nominations for his music, and has won five statues, including two most recently for the Netflix drama House of Cards.  Other scores of note include his dramatic music for HBO’s acclaimed series Carnivale and Rome, as well as his comedic score and theme for the detective series, Monk.  Mr. Beal composes, orchestrates, conducts, records and mixes his own scores, which gives his music a very personal and distinctive touch. Most recently Mr. Beal has scored An Inconvenient Sequel, Bigger, Inside Game, The Price of Everything, and Generation Wealth. 

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mr. Beal's grandmother Irene was a pianist who performed on the radio and as accompanist for silent movies.  She was an avid jazz fan, and gave him Miles Davis’/Gil Evans' Sketches of Spain album when he was beginning his trumpet studies.  He graduated from the Eastman School of Music, where he was commencement speaker and honored alumnus in 2011.  Mr. Beal now mentors and encourages young composers as a participant in the Sundance Film Composer seminars and as a guest lecturer at conservatories.  He met his wife, soprano Joan Beal at the Eastman School of Music where the couple recently donated $2 million to the creation of The Beal Institute for Film Music and Contemporary Media.

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THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature.  Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature's conflicts, the Chesters unlock and uncover a biodiverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination.  Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, The Biggest Little Farm provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet. Currently sitting at 92% at RottenTomatoes.com, the film has grossed over 5 million dollars at the worldwide box office.

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THE HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA was founded in 2015 by co-music directors Noah Gladstone and Mark Robertson, both active symphony and recording musicians in Los Angeles.  Since its inception, the orchestra has performed throughout California including Los Angeles, Hollywood, Santa Monica, Sonoma, San Francisco, and Costa Mesa.  The orchestra has commissioned over 30 world premieres including works by Pinar Toprak, Chad Cannon, Michael Barry, Genevieve Vincent, and Brian Langsbard.  Recent concerts have included live-to film-concerts of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Blackfish, and Rudy. Soloists who have been featured include Sarah Chang, Martin Chalifour, Andrew Bain, Golda Berkman, Dale Clevenger, Tori Letzler, and Nathan Cole.

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THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM, live-to-picture

THE HOLLYWOOD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA

Jeff Beal, composer and conductor

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

8:00pm (doors open at 7pm)

The Wiltern Theater

3790 Wilshire Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90010

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Parking available for a fee, and public transit is very close to the theater.

Tickets: $29-$59 at www.wiltern.com or the box office at (213) 388-1400.

For press inquiries, contact Silvia Carluccio at carlucciosilvia@gmail.com

For more information about the movie, visit www.biggestlittlefarmmovie.com

For more information about Jeff Beal, visit www.jeffbeal.com

 

 

 

 

 




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