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Hollywood Chamber Orchestra Presents World Premiere of Jeremy Turner's 'Five Came Back' Suite

June 6, 2017 | By Elisa Rice
Production Manager

Hollywood Chamber Orchestra music directors Noah Gladstone and Mark Robertson today announced they have commissioned an orchestral suite from the Netflix docu-series Five Came Back, composed by Jeremy Turner.

Mr. Turner will conduct the orchestra for the world premiere Saturday, June 17, 2017, at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, CA. From series director Laurent Bouzereau’s website: “Five Came Back is a wholly immersive journey through film history and a sweeping look at the vital role storytellers play during our most tumultuous times. This rare vantage where we witness these titans of cinema forego their lucrative careers and embrace a new form of filmmaking, the documentary form, in the name of patriotism is absolutely breathtaking,” says Lisa Nishimura, Netflix VP of Original Documentary Programming. “This series is an added dimension to Netflix’s slate of diverse content, a cinephile’s dream that will also introduce a new generation of viewers to these legendary directors and their classic films.” The series was directed by Mr. Bouzereau and written by Mark Harris, based on his book of the same name. The series features interviews with Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo Del Toro, Paul Greengrass and Lawrence Kasdan; and is narrated by Meryl Streep. Ben Kingsberg of the New York Times writes in his review, “Divided into three parts, this screen adaptation is a companion piece and a stand-alone work, and itself superlative film criticism.” “We are hoping to do a complete live-to-picture presentation at some point, but for now, we will enjoy the amazing musical creation by Mr. Turner on its own, as one imagines fighter planes and the casualties of war in the background,” said Mr. Robertson, co-music director of the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra. “After watching the film in a three hour setting at a theater in Santa Monica, I couldn’t help but picture an orchestra playing this music live to audiences everywhere, and immediately texted Jeremy, who agreed it could be a fabulous way to continue the project, so here we are.” ?

American composer and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Turner is known for creating innovative and diverse music for the moving image and the stage. From composing award winning scores for films to a career as the Assistant Principal Cello of the Met Orchestra, he has established a unique regard for understanding and performing varying musical languages and styles.

Jeremy began his musical studies on the piano at the age of 5 and started playing the cello at the age of 8. After growing up in Michigan, he attended The Juilliard School as a pupil of Harvey Shapiro and studied chamber music with Felix Galimir. When he was 21 years old he joined the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and upon completing his first season was invited by James Levine to join The Met Chamber Ensemble in its inaugural year. After a sabbatical spent in New Zealand as Principal Cello of The Auckland Philharmonia, he returned to the Met and went on to complete his final season as a member of the orchestra in 2011. Performing throughout North America, Europe, and Asia, Jeremy has participated in the music festivals of Aspen, Ravinia, Tanglewood, Seattle, La Jolla, Moab, Sarasota, Interlochen, and Music at Plush. In 2003, he was asked by soprano Renee Fleming to perform with her for the first concert at Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall. He has appeared as a cellist on The Late Show with David Letterman, Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, and MTV Unplugged and has performed with artists such as Paul McCartney, David Byrne, LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, The National, Sufjan Stevens, My Morning Jacket, Lupe Fiasco, She and Him, and Dirty Projectors. He has conducted twice at the LACMA Art Film gala.

As a composer, his music has won the International Documentary Association Award (Narco Cultura), the AICP Award for Google’s first television commercial (Parisian Love), and has been named in NPR Music’s Favorite Songs of the Year. Jeremy’s recent works include The Inland Seas, composed for violinist James Ehnes and mandolinist Chris Thile and commissioned by the Seattle Chamber Music Society; a piece for the Brooklyn Youth Chorus for an installation commemorating the 50th anniversary of Wave Hill in New York, and an upcoming commission for the 70th Anniversary of Music Academy of the West. Other notable projects include composing and conducting the score to the Netflix original series Five Came Back, produced by Steven Spielberg and Scott Rudin, a chamber work for yMusic Ensemble, and collaborating with James Murphy on the original music for the Broadway production of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal, directed by Mike Nichols. Equally at home as a singer, guitarist, and pianist, Jeremy is one half of Low City, a studio project with the producer and engineer Abe Seiferth. Jeremy serves on the artistic advisory board for National Sawdust in Brooklyn, and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Also on the program on June 17, will be pieces by Bach, Grieg and Tchaikovsky, with guest violinist Nathan Cole joining the orchestra for Bach’s A Minor Violin Concerto and the famous Bach Double Concerto with Mr. Robertson joining him on violin.

Nathan Cole, who joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as First Associate Concertmaster in 2011, has appeared as guest concertmaster with the orchestras of Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Houston, Ottawa, Seattle, and Oregon. He was previously a member of the Chicago Symphony and Principal Second Violin of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra. A native of Lexington, KY, he made his debut with the Louisville Orchestra at the age of ten while studying with Donna Wiehe. After eight years working with Daniel Mason, Cole enrolled at the Curtis Institute of Music. In addition to his studies there with Pamela Frank, Felix Galimir, Ida Kavafian, and Jaime Laredo, Cole formed the Grancino String Quartet, debuting in New York’s Weill Hall. Several summers at Marlboro enriched his love of chamber music.

While in Chicago, Mr. Cole taught at Roosevelt University and coached the Chicago Civic Orchestra. He is currently on the faculty at the Colburn School for the Performing Arts and Azusa Pacific University, with classes at the Colburn Conservatory and USC. He is also on the faculty at Azusa Pacific University. His articles and photographs have appeared in Strings, Symphony, and Chamber Music magazines. Nathan is an online teaching artist with ArtistWorks. The Nathan Cole School of Violin includes a video curriculum of all major orchestral excerpts, plus concertos, etudes, and fundamental lessons. Visit him at natesviolin.com.

The Hollywood Chamber Orchestra is the creation of music directors Noah Gladstone and Mark Robertson, both long time musicians in the film and tv industry. Their goal is to once again have a professional orchestra based in Hollywood, with regular concerts and a presence in the community. In just under two years since its inception, the orchestra has premiered over 20 works, including “Blackfish: Live” with Emmy-award winning composer Jeff Beal, “Swan Lake:The Musical” by J. Peter Lundquist and Peter Seibert, and many others. They are also the featured orchestra on the recent #1 album in the country (from the Billboard 200 chart), Everybody by Logic.

Mr. Gladstone, co-music director, is a multi faceted musician from Los Angeles. A trombonist at his core, he has performed professionally with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Opera Santa Barbara, New West Symphony, The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Juilliard 415 as well as many other world class ensembles. In addition to his orchestral experience, he is a regular figure in the Hollywood studio music scene as a trombonist and a music contractor and has produced music for Showtime/CBS, Riot Games, Microsoft, Imagine Dragons, The Weinstein Company, Brand X Music, as well as other media for TV, film, recording artists, video games and advertising. He also manages the musical personnel of the West Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra, The San Bernardino Symphony and Opera Santa Barbara. He holds a Bachelors and Masters of Music degree from The University of Southern California.

Mr. Robertson, co-music director, graduated from Boston University and The Juilliard School majoring in violin performance. He has had a varied career in Los Angeles, eventually becoming concertmaster and orchestra contractor for various concerts, films, television shows, and commercials. He has served as concertmaster for the television shows Five Came Back, Penny Dreadful, Zoo, House of Cards, and The Middle, and was concertmaster for the recent films Baywatch, Blackfish, The True Cost, Merchants of Doubt, Ride Along 2, In Your Eyes, and Contagion.

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For any press inquiries please contact Elisa Rice at (323) 420-6724 or info@hollywoodchamberorchestra.com

Tickets are available for $50 and up (general admission) at the HCO Event Page.

For groups of 10 or more, please contact the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra office at (323) 420-6724. There will be a student rush at 7pm for $20 on the night of the concert, if available.

The Broad Stage is located at 1310 11th Street, Santa Monica, CA, 90401, with a parking lot adjacent to the theater.

For Press Credentials/Tickets, please contact the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra office at (323) 420-6724.

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For pics and other:

Jeremy Turner’s website: http://hearjt.com

Laurent Bouzereau’s website: http://www.nedlandmedia.com


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